Anthony A. Kila is Jean Monnet Professor of Strategy and Development.

He is the Centre Director at the Centre for International for Advanced and Professional Studies
Lagos, he was also an international Director of Studies at ECAPS in Cambridge, He is a fellow at the European Institute for Social and Economic Development. He is a regular commentator on the BBC and a columnist with the Punch, Leadership, Businessday, and Europa; his articles and essays are also published in various other news outlets.

He studied in Cambridge, London, Perugia and Suffolk. He graduated with first class degree in
political science and later specialised as a scholar of Strategy and Development. He has taught in a
variety of colleges and universities in Cambridge, Ipswich, Lecce, London, Perugia, Siena and Lagos.

His other works include Modern State and the Ethnic Factor, The House of Secrets and Nations and
Nationalism in Africa.