Oscar M. Otele is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and a political scientist with fifteen years of working experience spread across lecturing, research and consultancy services. Over the past ten years, he has lectured at six universities, offering his insight on political science, including comparative politics, international relations, and political sociology.
He has published a number of journal articles with journals such as African Affairs and policy papers with the Council on Foreign Relations, Mercator Institute for China Studies, and South African Institute for International Affairs. He has conducted extensive research and written publications on China-Africa relations, especially on African agency, China’s engagement in Africa’s transport infrastructure and energy sectors, China’s increasing influence on debt stress in African economies, China-Africa development and the security nexus, and the response of other emerging powers to China’s engagement in Africa.
He has consulted on corruption (Transparency International Kenya) devolution (the Kenyan government’s ministry of devolution), electoral affairs (Kenya’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office and Konrad Adenuer Stiftung), parliamentary affairs (the Senate of Kenya and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy), public participation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), and climate change (Common Market for East and Southern Africa), among other topics.