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Michael Abiodun Olatokun

Research Fellow in Citizenship Education and the Rule of Law

Michael Abiodun Olatokun joined the Bingham Centre as Research Fellow in Citizenship Education and the Rule of Law in October 2016. He co-ordinates the Centre's project to introduce rule of law concepts into schools by exploring topical legal debates relevant to the citizenship curriculum.

Michael is passionate about ensuring the legitimacy of political decision-making by increasing democratic participation. Upon graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2014, he spent a year as a Students' Union sabbatical officer, politically organising his student community ahead of the 2015 General Elections. Since then, he has led voter registration projects that have successfully registered hundreds of thousands of first-time voters, working with the Cabinet Office and other partners to promote voter engagement in the run-up to the 2016 European Union Referendum.

Michael also supports a number of voluntary causes, including The Diana Award and The University of Westminster Students' Union, where he chairs the trustee board. He is currently helping to establish a charity called Product of a Postcode, which aims to improve the life chances of children in East London.

Contact Michael Olatokun at m.olatokun@binghamcentre.biicl.org