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Kofi Gunu

DPhil in International Relations

I am a DPhil candidate in International Relations at Nuffield College. My research focuses on African elites’ “extraversion strategies”: instrumental uses of foreign relations of seeming dependence for domestic political and personal gain. Specifically, I look at how governments’ perception of the vulnerability or otherwise of their extraversion portfolios influences the decision to participate in IMF programmes.

I have prior experience in both the public and private sectors in Ghana and the United States. I hold an M.A. in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University, where I was a Schwarzman Scholar, and a B.A. in Political Science from Augustana University. Before embarking on the DPhil, I completed the MPhil in International Relations at The Queen's College, University of Oxford.

Kofi Gunu