Joseph Obeng-Baah (Dr.)

Dr. Joseph Obeng-Baah


Dr. Joseph Obeng-Baah is a lecturer in the Department of Communication at the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Prior to joining the Institute, he served as the head of department of the Development Communication Program at the African University College of Communications in Accra and taught as adjunct lecturer in the MA International Relations and Diplomacy Program at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and in the Communication Studies Program at Pentecost University. He previously taught as adjunct professor at the George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia in the United States. He has also worked with several development organizations in the United States including the Pan American Health Organization (WHO regional bureau for the Americas), Internews, and International Medical Corps all in Washington, DC. He has many years of experience as a journalist and is a member and accredited practitioner of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), UK.

  • PhD, Peace and Conflict Resolution (Development and Environmental Conflict Resolution)
  • MS, New Professional Studies (Peace Operations and Global Health)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma, Communication Studies
  • BA (Hons,), French and Spanish
  • CIPR Professional PR Diploma (Chartered Institute of Public Relations, United Kingdom)
  • George Mason University (USA)
  • PR Academy (Kent, UK)
  • University of Ghana
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations, UK (Member and accredited practitioner)
  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • International Association for Conflict Management (IACM)
  • Provost’s Dissertation Completion Grant Award, George Mason University, Virginia, USA ($10,000)
  • Development Communication
  • Development Communication Strategies
  • Communication Research Design

Osei, P.D., and Obeng-Baah, J. (2020). Kofi Annan: An idealist in a realist era. Caribbean Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy, 5 (2): 84-112.



  • Obeng-Baah, J. (2018). Unearthing the discursive undercurrents of social conflict in a multinational mining project community in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, George Mason University, USA. Available at:



  1. ‘They Built us a beautiful cemetery so we all die’: Community-company relations in a multinational mining project community in the Eastern Region of Ghana. (in-progress)
  2. Marking “other” for extermination: A positioning analysis of hate media in the Rwandan genocide. (in-progress)
  3. Objectifying babies: “drop and leave,” “anchor babies,” and the contentious discourse of U.S. immigration policy. (in-progress)