Dr Cyril Onyemaechi Oleh has worked at the Political, Media and Public Diplomacy Departments of the Embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria for more than two decades. Within this period, he was engaged in various Public Diplomacy programmes and engagements that included but not limited to working for Voice of America; staff training for local media stations; grant funding for Non-Governmental Organizations, Monitoring and Evaluating US government-funded humanitarian projects, among others. Dr Cyril has written position papers for World Bank projects through UK based Oxford Management Policy Agency and has actively participated in Political, Media and Public Diplomacy engagements within the West and Central African region. He has also participated in several high-level discussions for political and public diplomacy engineering that has produced outstanding results for resolving political conflict quagmires within Nigeria and the region including hot spots in the Niger Delta region, Ethnic and religious conflicts in North Central Nigeria and political agitations in South-Eastern Nigeria.
Widely travelled, internationally and locally, his work has taken him to very difficult and pressured terrains where knowledge, experience and skills become useful tools for creating conflict-free political environments.
Dr Cyril is currently a lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication, Veritas University, Abuja.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND NATIONAL INTEGRATION IN A GLOBALISED WORLD: Tablets and Smart-phones as Instruments for positive Citizen Media Activism.
A seminar Paper presented at the 2nd Calabar International Conference of Theatre & Media, which held at the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria, (27th – 31st August 2019).