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Guest Speaker on Africa: Bio

Sept. 26, 2013

Dr. Koko is Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution at Salisbury University. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, and a Ph.D. degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

His work and research interests encompass conflict analysis and resolution, peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, democracy, culture and conflict, organizational conflict, the circulation of small weapons in Africa, national security, leadership development, Somali piracy, and local capacity building for development and peace. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing, painting, swimming, traveling and spending time with his wife and their lovely children.

In addition to English, Dr. Koko speaks French, Spanish and several African languages. He has published articles in both French and English on conflict resolution related issues.

Dr. Koko is the author of a book entitled, National Conference as a Strategy for Conflict Transformation and Peacemaking: The Legacy of the Republic of Benin Model, published by Adonis & Abbey Publishers (London, UK) in 2008. He recently published another book on the “Determinants of Success in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations” published by the University Press of America in 2012.

***An interactive discussion with our speaker on the region, your understanding of cultural frameworks, and the kinds of campaign related or organizational “issues” that can threaten success of relationships when the underlying international and intercultural dimensions are not well understood by one or both parties.***

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