“Local Communities and Natural Resource Extraction in Africa” – Prof. Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu

November 14, 20173:30 – 5:30 — Osgoode Hall Law School (Ignat Kaneff Building), Room 2003

The International Law in the Global South Seminar Series would like to thank Professor Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu for delivering a fascinating presentation on November 14, 2017 entitled “Local Communities and Natural Resource Extraction in Africa“. The topic drew a full-house audience to hear Professor Odumosu-Ayanu speak and inspired a fruitful post-seminar discussion. We look forward to seeing more on the topic from Professor Odumosu-Ayanu in the future.


Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu is an Associate Professor at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan. She was a Sessional Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia where she earned her PhD in Law. She has also worked for the Canadian Institute of Resources Law. Dr. Odumosu-Ayanu has served as a consultant for the United Nations University (UNU) on a UNCTAD/UNU project. She is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She has served on several boards including serving as Vice President of the Canadian Law and Society Association. Dr. Odumosu-Ayanu has received several research grants including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant, a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, a SSHRC Connections Grant and a Foundation for Legal Research Grant. She serves on the editorial boards of journals including the Law and Society Review, the Journal of African Law, and the Transnational Human Rights Review. Her research interests include natural resource development and law, local communities in the global economy, international investment law, human rights, Africa and international law, legal and international relations theory, and socio-economic development. Her articles on these subjects have appeared in several leading journals. Dr. Odumosu-Ayanu received the University of Saskatchewan’s Provost’s College Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2012.

Watch Professor Odumosu-Ayanu’s Lecture in the ILIGS Series Here

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