Seifudein Adem

Photograph of Seifudein Adem

Associate Director/Associate Research Professor

Dr. Seifudein Adem joined Binghamton University in 2006. He has more than two decades of teaching and research experiences in Africa, Japan and the United States; his short CV is available here (pdf).

A political scientist by field of training and interest, with a special focus on Africa and Asia, Seifudein Adem is also Professor Ali A. Mazrui's intellectual biographer. Dr. Adem has received grants and fellowships from the US Government (USIA, 1990) and from the Government of Japan (Monbusho, 1996-98; JSPS, 2008-2010) as well as from private institutions in both countries (including from Tokyo Electric Power Company, 1992-1994; and Ford Foundation, 2008). He is a member of the Executive Board of International Studies Association (ISA)—Global South Caucus, and was the President of New York African Studies Association, 2010-2011. Professor Adem speaks Japanese, Russian, Amharic, Oromo, English and (basic conversational) Chinese.

Dr. Adem's most recent publications include Afrasia: A Tale of Two Continents; and China's Diplomacy in Eastern and Southern Africa. Samples of reviews of the two books are available here and here.

He can be contacted by email ( and in person (by appointment).

Last Updated: 8/8/16