Delidji Eric DEGILA

Professor of Practice, Interdisciplinary Programmes and International Relations/Political Science, beginning January 2022
Spoken languages
English, French
Areas of expertise
  • State-building
  • Armed conflicts, violence
  • Religion and politics
  • International migration
  • Foreign policies
  • International organisations, UN
  • Global Health and Development
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Africa
  • Subsaharan Africa



Dr. Dêlidji Eric Degila is a Senior Researcher at the Graduate Institute’s Global Migration Centre and Visiting Faculty in the Department of International Relations and Political Science. He is also a Research Associate at the CCDP as well as at the Global Governance Centre. Initially trained as a diplomat at National School of Administration (ENA) of Benin, he received a doctorate in Political Science/International Relations from Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 in France. He was a Visiting Professor of African Politics at Komajo and Waseda universities in Japan. He has also given lectures at Sciences Po Lyon in France, Singapore Management University (SMU), Institut des Etudes Africaines of Mohamed V University in Morocco, Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico(UNAM), African University of Technology and Management in Benin and ENA, among others.

Dr Degila is an Advisory Board member of the International Studies Association and currently chairs its Global South Caucus. He also co-leads the ISA/UNAI Committee, an initiative dedicated to promote dialogue between UN practitionners and ISA scholars. 

In addition to his ongoing research on the involvement of African states in contemporary global governance, he is conducting a research project on the nexus between migration and health in the Global South. 

Dr. Degila regularly serves as an expert to international organizations such as the African Union, and advises governments and companies on matters relevant to his fields of research.