Ekpo, Barnabas David is an intellectual and a dynamic political philosopher whose areas of research interest include contemporary political problems, foundation of philosophical thought and a pace setter in the area of philosophical multiculturalism. Born into the family of ten, he had his secondary education in the prestigious Hope Waddell training institution Calabar, his first degree (BA Hons Philosophy 2000) from the University of Calabar, MA Political Philosophy from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Masters in Conflict Security and Development from the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna and a Ph. D in Political philosophy from the University of Calabar in 2017. Dr. Ekpo teaches courses at PhD/Msc level and as well a visiting lecturer at Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State. He is currently the PG coordinator of the department of Political Science and Defence Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. Dr. Ekpo has held the following positions and some of his key publications include
ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT
1. Acting Head of Department, Department of Political Science- 01 Nov. 2021- 09 January 2022.2. Business Editor, Faculty of Arts and Social Science Journal, Nigerian Defence Academy
3. Post-Graduate Coordinator, PhD/MSc Department of Political Science, Nov. 2018 to date.
4. Post-Graduate Coordinator, Master in Public Administration, Department of Political Science, Nov.2018-date.
5. Departmental Registration Officer (GNS) 2002-2005
6. Chairman Departmental Timetable Committee (GNS) 2006-2012
7. Chairman Departmental Examination Committee (GNS) 2007-2012
8. Member Departmental Seminar Committee (PSDS) 2016 – 2021
9. Member Departmental Curriculum Committee (PSDS) 2018-2021
10. Member Editorial Board Academic Journal of Rear Ideas, University of Calabar, Calabar.
11. Postgraduate Coordinator for Master in International Affairs and Strategic Studies (MIASS) (PSDS) 2018 -2021
12. Member, NDA Non-Academic Promotion Committee 2018-2020
13. Member, NDA Seminar Series 2018
14. Member, Curriculum Committee Undergraduate and Postgraduate Department of Political Science and Defence Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, 2016 to date
15. Resource Person, NDA Centre for Leadership and Complex Military Operations, 2016 to date
16. Resource Person NDA Methodology Philosophies Centre 2018-date
17. Resource Person, Senior Course, Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna. 2018 -date
18. Member, Collaboration and Linkages Committee, Nigerian Defence Academy.
Resource Person, Education Enhancement Team, Centre for Critical Thinking, Teaching and Learning, Nigerian Defence Academy 2017 to present.
19. Representative of postgraduate school in external Defence of PhD and M.Sc. theses.
MEMBERSHIP OF EDITORIAL BOARD
- The Journal of Rare Ideas (JRI), University of Calabar, Calabar-Nigeria.
- Business Editor, Faculty of Arts and Social Science Journal, Nigerian Defence Academy.
3. Ekpo Barnabas and Inameti Udoh (2013) Karl Marx Theory of Human Nature And His Conception Of The State: Exposition And Criticism In The Leajon Academic Journal Of Interdisciplinary Studies, University Of Calabar, Calabar.
4. Ekpo, Barnabas, Udofia Ephraim and Ntagu Promise, (2019), Effect of ECOWAS Free Movement Protocol On Nigeria’s National Security in The Journal Of Political Science, Department Of Political Science, Kaduna State University.
5. Ekpo Barnabas and Doofan Stepheny (2019), Effect of Child Abuse on Nigeria’s National security in Benue State, in Journal of Defence Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
6. Ekpo, Barnabas and Leo Onyeaka (2019), The Politics of Multiculturalism and Its Implications On The Nigerian State: The Citizen Indigene Question, In Journal Of The Department Of Political Science, University Of Ilorin, Kwara State.
7. Ekpo, Barnabas and Nkechi Ugwu, (2021). The Place of Culture in Developing Diplomatic Relations: An Analysis of Nigeria-USA Ties, In Journal College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kampala International University Uganda.
8. Ekpo, Barnabas and Nkechi Ugwu (2021) An Analysis of Boko-Haram Ideology and Human Rights Abuses in Adamawa and Borno States of Nigeria. In International Journal of Integrative Humanism, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.<
9. Ekpo Barnabas and Richard Ayoola (2021), Conceptual Analysis of Multiculturalism and Its Application To The Nigerian State, In Lokoja Journal Of Politics, Federal University Of Lokoja, Kogi State.
10. Ekpo, Barnabas, (2021) An Analysis of Individual and Minority Group Rights in A Multicultural Nigerian State, Pp. 245-257, A Book Chapter In Critical Perspectives in National Security Strategies, Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
11. Yahaya Abubaka, Ekpo, Barnabas and Yusuf Manu (2020), Terrorism and Transmutation of Strategies in Nigeria: Bokoharam In Retrospect, Journal In The Department Of Political Science, Lagos State University, Lagos.
12. Ekpo Barnabas and Nkechi Ugwu (2021), An Assessment Of Human Rights Violations And Democracy In A Multicultural Nigerian State, In National Open University Of Nigeria, Abuja. International Journal Of Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution, Vol.1, Number 2.
13. Ekpo Barnabas and Nkechi Ugwu (2021), An Assessment of the Role of National Human Rights Commission in Curbing Human Rights Violations in Borno State, in Global journal of multidisciplinary research, vol.3, issue 1, Aka- Eze University, Ebonyi State.
14. Ekpo Barnabas (2011), The Problem with The Definition Of African Philosophy In Ndunode, Calabar Journal Of The Humanities, University Of Calabar, Calabar. Ekpo Barnabas and Mercy Odudigbo (2018), A Critical Analysis Of The Relationship Between Language And Logic, In International Journal Of Linguistics And Communication (IJOLAC), Vol. 5, No 1, University Of Calabar, Calabar.