|Eboe Hutchful, a Ghanaian political scientist, is Professor of African Studies and executive director of African Security Dialogue and Research (ASDR), an NGO located in Accra, Ghana, and involved in research and advocacy in the area of civil-military relations and governance of the security sector. Professor Hutchful has also taught at several other universities in Africa and North America, including the University of Toronto, the University of Port Harcourt, and the University of Ghana. His research work has been primarily in the areas of militarism, the politics of economic reform, and the environment, all areas in which he has published extensively. He is author and co-editor of several books and a large number of journal articles, including The Military and Militarism in Africa(CODESRIA, 1998) with Abdoulaye Bathily, Ghana's Adjustment Experience: The Paradox of Reform (James Currey, 2002), and a forthcoming work on civil control of the armed forces in Ghana. Over the past two years he has been actively involved in networking and consulting with international and donor organizations and African civil society groups in discussing, designing and promoting democratic civil-military relations and security sector reform. He has participated in a large number of international meetings on security and conflict issues, among them meetings hosted by DFID, the ACSS, and NDI, and the Global Coalition for Africa. He is member and chair of the African Leadership Forum's Experts Group on Security and Demilitarization in Africa, and heads a research network on Security Sector Reform and Democratization in Africa.