Edward Ansah Akuffo is an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Alberta, MA International Relations from Brock University, and BA Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon. His research is focused on Canada’s security and development policy in Africa, interregional security cooperation, human security and humanitarian law in Africa, and BRIC-Canada relations. His work has been in Global Change, Peace & Security, and African Security Review. He is also the author of the recent book, Canadian Foreign Policy in Africa: Regional Approaches to Peace, Security, and Development (Ashgate). Edward was a fellow of the Canadian Consortium on Human Security (CCHS).