Dr. Francis Kwabena Atta is a Lecturer at the LU Ghana PPR Department. He holds a PhD in International Affairs from the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra. He also had his master’s degree in International Affairs from the same university following the completion of his BA Political Studies Undergraduate programme at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. Dr. Atta was a visiting scholar at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland in 2017 where he was both lead discussant and participant in various seminars at the Institute and at the United Nations Headquarters.
Dr. Atta has research interest in Identity and Violence, Transnational Terrorism as well as Regionalism and Security in Africa. His publications and theses have largely centered around these research interests. Currently, Francis is the module leader for Foreign Policy of Contending Powers, a level 200 undergraduate module that explores the dynamics, complexities and theoretical foundations of the foreign policies of the United States, China and Iran. He also doubles as the leader for the Critical Thinking module on the Foundation programme. Dr. Atta has also had experience working in the areas of curriculum development and teaching and learning as an adjunct in other universities in Ghana.
Francis has over six years working experience in the media, working with the Media General Group, one of the top media organisations in Ghana, owners and managers of TV3 Network Limited and about eight other subsidiaries. During the six years period working with Media General, Francis held various roles: News and Current Affairs Producer, Manager at the Office of the CEO and Manager in charge of Client Service for the Group. In these roles, he helped take and implement decisions that put the company on a sound footing. This rich experience in management has been very relevant to his academic career since his full transition into academia in 2020.