Folashadé Soulé

Folashadé Soulé is a Senior Research Associate in International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her areas of research are across International Relations and International Political Economy and her research interests are in Africa’s International Relations, global governance, and more recently the intersectional study of negotiation practices, agency and bureaucratic politics in Africa-China studies. She has published in several journals, including Global Governance, Foro Internacional, Afrique Contemporaine and Cahiers des Amériques Latines. She holds a PhD in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the London School of Economics and Political Science and as an Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders fellow. She has taught at Sciences Po Paris, the University of Oxford, Université of Lille, and at the University of Cape Town/London School of Economics and the Xi’an Jiaotong /University of Oxford summer school programmes.

As a policy-facing academic, she is an advisor to the Commission on Global Economic Transformation (CGET/INET) and has acted as an international strategy consultant for several international organisations and trained young diplomats and civil servants in Bamako, Mali in international relations. She is an editorial board member of African Affairs (Oxford University Press) and serves on the board of the International Studies Association’s (ISA) Committee of Engagement with the Global South.

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The COVID-19 Crisis Presents Major Opportunities for Africa’s Structural Transformation

Article | Jan 6, 2021

In this interview, Camilla Toulmin and Folashadé Soulé speak with Carlos Lopes, Professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town, Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, London

African Philanthropy Has Mobilized Effectively During COVID19

Article | Dec 17, 2020

In this interview, Folashadé Soulé and Camilla Toulmin speak with Carl Manlan, the Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation - responsible for Ecobank’s social impact engagement with the communities in which the bank operates in Africa – on the role of African philanthropy and corporate social responsibility in the response to COVID-19 on the continent.

Vera Songwe: “Let’s build forward better!”

Article | Oct 30, 2020

In this interview, Dr. Vera Songwe, economist and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa reflects on the ways that African governments have handled COVID-19, the role of the Continental Free Trade Agreement in turbo-charging future growth, the vital role of infrastructural investment and mobilising domestic resources for building forward better and greener.

Mossadeck Bally, CEO Azalaï Hotels Group : « Le secteur privé africain doit faire partie intégrante des plans de relance économique »

Article | Oct 13, 2020

Dans le cadre de cet entretien, Mr. Mossadeck Bally, C.E.O, Azalai Hotels Group et membre du GRAIN (Groupe de Réflexion, d’Actions et d’Initiatives Novatrices) revient sur les impacts économiques de la pandémie du COVID-19 sur son groupe hôtelier, le rôle du secteur privé malien dans le plan de relance économique, l’emploi des jeunes et les solutions qui doivent être apportées à la crise politique au Mali.