(Professor of International Relations at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and recently Visiting Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University) Ibrahim Gambari is currently Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations. Born and raised in Nigeria, he studied at the London School of Economics and received his Ph. D. at Columbia University, New York. His experiences as Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, from January 1984 until August 1985, form the basis of one of his earlier books, Theory and Reality in Foreign Policymaking: Nigeria after the Second Republic (Humanities Press, 1989). His latest book is Political and Comparative Dimensions of Regional Integration, The Case of ECOWAS, (Humanities Press, 1991).
(Ph. D., Harvard University) Reginald Herbold Green has been a student of the political economy of Africa for 32 years and has spent over half that period observing, researching, teaching, advising and being a civil servant in Africa for African and international institutions. He is currently based at the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex) where he is a Professorial Fellow and is half time Senior Social Policy Advisor to the National Directorate of Planning of Mozambique. His recent areas of field work include independent Southern Africa, Ghana, Somalia and the Philippines. He is a founding Member and Trustee of the International Center for Law in Development and of the South African Economic Research and Training