Professor Degila’s research interests range from international politics to migration and health issues in the Global South, and African peace and security challenges. A political scientist and lawyer, he combines rigorous transdisciplinary analysis and policymaking perspective with the purpose of studying complex dynamics that shape the praxis along his lines of research. He is conducting a long-term project on the role of African states in contemporary global governance from International Geneva. He was a Visiting Professor of African politics at Komajo and Waseda universities in Japan. He has also given lectures at Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Singapore Management University (SMU), Institut des Etudes Africaines of Mohamed V University in Morocco, and the African University of Technology and Management, among others.
Professor Degila is active in several academic organisations, including the International Studies Association, and he currently chairs its Global South Caucus. He serves as member of several advisory boards on a global scale, and advises governments, companies and international organizations such as the African Union, l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, West African Economic and Monetary Union and the United Nations. Native from Benin and trained as diplomat at ENA - National School of Administration - he received a Doctorate in Political Science/International Relations from Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 in France.