Meet the co-founders
Dr. Olamide Samuel
Olamide Samuel is a Track II diplomat and Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network. Olamide came into his role at the ELN after several years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nuclear Politics at the University of Leicester, and as a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS University of London. While at SOAS, Olamide lectured in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, teaching MA courses on International Security, and Diplomatic Practice. In addition, Olamide led the university’s global nuclear disarmament programme, SCRAP Weapons, from 2019 to 2021. He led the programme’s efforts to strengthen arms control diplomacy at the United Nations and African Union
Meet the Co-Founders
Dr. Vincent Intondi
Dr. Vincent Intondi is the author of African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement (Stanford University Press, 2015) and Saving the World from Nuclear War: The June 12, 1982, Disarmament Rally and Beyond (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023).
From 2013-2023, Intondi was a Professor of History at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. From 2018-2023, Intondi was also director for Montgomery College’s Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement. Prior to teaching at Montgomery College, Intondi served as Director of Research for American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute in Washington, DC and was an Associate Professor of History at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. An expert on the intersection of race and nuclear weapons, Intondi regularly works with organizations exploring ways to include more diverse voices in the nuclear disarmament movement.