Dr. Remi Alapo

Executive Director

Dr. Oluremi ‘Remi” Alapo is the Director of Institute for Peace and Leadership. An organization located in Brooklyn, New York with a focus on SDG 4 on education, 5 on gender equality, 16 on peace building and 17 on partnership building. She currently is an Adjunct Professor at City University of New York [CUNY] where she teaches courses in the Humanities and in the Social Sciences and lectures on Africa and African Diaspora Migrant Experiences, Race and Ethnicity, World Cultures and Global Issues.

Dr. Alapo received her Doctorate from the University of Phoenix, Arizona in Organizational Management and Leadership in February 2011. She received an MA in African Studies in August 2007 from the State University of New York in Albany where she also received her BA in French with minors in Political Science and Africana Studies in 1998.

Her research interests includes international and cross-cultural management issues in Africa and other regions, especially with women’s leadership. Specifically, she has on going research projects on diaspora studies, gender, decision-making, and emerging leader’s perspectives on management geography in the areas of national culture and leadership in international organizations.

Dr. Alapo previously taught Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at Quisqueya Christian School [QCS] while training and providing support at a start-up business leaders network in Port–Au-Prince and in Jeremie, Haiti from 2007-2009 with Haitian Partners for Christian Development [HPCD] as part of a Service-Learning mission work with Christian Reformed World Relief Committee [CRWRC].

In the spring of 2016, Dr. Alapo published a book on culture, women and leadership titled “Generation X: The Role of Culture on the Leadership Styles of Women in Leadership Positions”. She has a number of published work on various topics including several open educational resources [OER] which have been used widely at her zero cost textbook [ZTC] courses at CUNY.

Dr. Alapo has is an Ambassador for Peace with the Universal Peace Federation, and has received such awards as a Global Inter religious Ambassador by Global Education for All Initiatives [GEAI], Nigeria. She is a faculty advisor to the International Youth Fellowship [I.Y.F]; a member of the American Clergy Leadership Conference [ACLC]; The Interfaith Council at World Yoga Community [WYC]; a Civil Society United Nations Representative for the Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON); a member of the African Women’s Caucus of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN; a former member of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security [part of group that monitored the implementation of the UNSC Res. 1325 by UN member states]; and the Young Professionals Coordinator for the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP), New York Metro chapter.

Dr. Alapo is a trustee of the African Views Organization, a board member of New York African Studies Association [NYASA]; and the Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the International Human Rights Commission [IHRC]. She is Associate Director at Diaspora Innovation Institute [DII – USA], where she has been moderating the Diaspora Monthly Virtual Speaker Series since 2020; while represents Diaspora Innovation Institute in promoting various programs and partnerships around the world.

Research, Advocacy & Workshops

Research, Advocacy & Workshops on (SDGs) 4 - Quality Education, 5 -Gender Equality, 16 - Peace and Justice through participatory community activism, & 17 - Partnership Building.