Political Science

Chaldeans Mensah

Associate Professor, Political Science

PhD (Alberta)

7-368M, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Chaldeans Mensah is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He served as the faculty representative on the University's board of governors from 1998-2001 and from 2007-2013. He is also a graduate of the Academy for Leadership Training and Development (Chair Academy, 2001) and Academy for Advanced Leadership (Chair Academy, 2010).

In 1996, Dr. Mensah received a distinguished instructor award at MacEwan University. In 2005, he received the MacEwan Medallion, the highest recognition awarded to a MacEwan University employee. In the following year, he received one of the Alberta Centennial Medals in the category of education in recognition of his outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta. In 2007, Dr. Mensah received the Award of Distinction for Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Practice from the Alberta Department of Advanced Education and Technology to recognize his efforts in assisting students to acquire the international and intercultural knowledge, skills and abilities to function effectively in a global context. In the 2013-2014 academic year, he received the Dorothy Gray award from the Students' Association of MacEwan University for his outstanding contribution to the University and campus life.

With a strong interest in experiential learning of the United Nations, he serves as the current Treasurer of the National Model United Nations, which organizes the world's largest Model UN in New York and at international locations. He also serves as faculty advisor of the award-winning MacEwan University Model UN Club.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

International relations (international political economy, global governance, active learning in international relations); comparative politics (development studies, politics of developing states)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Global Governance (experiential learning of UN and its agencies)
  • International Political Economy (developing countries in the global economy)
  • Development Issues in the Global South

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Chaldeans Mensah. "China and Japan in Africa: Globalization and New Norms of Development Assistance and Cooperation." Brazilian Journal of International Relations 4, no. 2 (2015): 157-197.

Chaldeans Mensah. Review of “Elections in Dangerous Places: Democracy and the Paradoxes of Peacebuilding” by David Gilles (ed). Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. (February 18, 2014). doi:10.1080/11926422.2013.773539

Chaldeans Mensah. "China and Japan in Africa: Globalization and New Norms of Development Assistance and Cooperation.” (paper presented at the 23rd World Congress, International Political Science Association, Montreal, Quebec, July 19-24, 2014). 

Chaldeans Mensah. “China’s Foray into Africa: Ideational Underpinnings and Geoeconomic Interests.” African Journal of Political Science and International Relations 4, no. 3 (2012): 96-108. http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1381827403_Mensah.pdf.

Chaldeans Mensah. "Democratic Transition and Consolidation of Democracy." (chair/discussant at Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Edmonton, June 15, 2012).

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • Dorothy Gray Award, Students' Association of MacEwan University (2014)
  • Outstanding Team Award-Asia Pacific and Globalization Review Working Group, MacEwan University (2012)
  • Award of Distinction, Government of Alberta's Internationalizing the Teaching and Learning Practice Program (2007)
  • Alberta Centennial Medal, Government of Alberta (2006)
  • MacEwan Medallion, MacEwan University (2005)
  • Distinguished Instructor Award,MacEwan University (1996)
  • Citizenship and Immigration Achievement Award, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (1996)

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Canadian Political Science Association
  • International Studies Association
  • Canadian Study of Parliament Group
  • United Nations Association in Canada
  • National Model United Nations

Boards / Committees

  • National Model United Nations, President