Current Doctoral Students and Research Areas


Doctoral Programme of Philosophy

Full Name


Dissertation Proposal

Andrés Arturo Morales

Costa Rica

Peace Building through Non-Formal Education: Study of the practices, activities and programmes of the World Scout Movement

Andres Felipe Zalamea Caroprese


The Economics of Social Innovation in Latin America: Social and Solidarity Finance as a tool for Sustainable Development

Assouan Gbesso


Youth Extremism and Peace Education in Africa: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges

A-Young Moon

South Korea

Post-colonial critical pedagogy and militarism - A reading of Michael Apple’s Can Education Change Society

Beena Peter


Violence in the migratory process: Study of the undocumented migrants that travel from South and Central America, and Mexico to United States.        

Candido Modesto Bardalez


Creative Strategies to Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Belize: School – Community Partnerships

Fereschta Sahrai


Just Inclusive Peace Processes?! - Negotiating between peace-theory, peace-practice and peace-policy

Fichanfie DJ Nkwain Ngamfon


Analysing mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method in the Bakassi Conflict

Jehyeok Jee

South Korea

Human security in Yeonpyeong Island

Joy Tumwebaze


Gender Training as Behavior Change Strategy:
Reflecting on peacekeepers behavior and attitude and impact on the ground.

Kalden Munas

Sri Lanka

Transformative Capacities of Education for Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka

Keolebogile Lebogang Maruapula


The Role of women in Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Development: Gaps & Challenges & Lessons from Bayeyi Women of Botswana

Larysa Kosminska


Re-Conceptualizing Sustainable Peace in Active War Zones: Conflictual Peace Attempts In Afghanistan, Iran and Syria

Maura Brigid Stephens

United States

The Use of Peace Studies Principles in Developing Effective Community-Level Media Messages in Areas Most Likely to Require Mass Emigration Due to Climate Change: A Critical Inquiry

Megan Capp

United States

Protection of children whose parents are in conflict with the law

Mikiko Sawanishi


UN Trust Funds: An Innovative Solution or an Impediment to the UN’s Core Principles of Equality, Collective Action, and Sustainability?

Mohammad Amin Rashedi


Mathematical Philosophy in Peace

Nichole Faith McVeigh

United States

How can the curriculum in English language classrooms serve as a platform in incorporating intercultural learning to achieve peaceful cross-cultural dialogue?

Philomena Talatu Zamani


Peace and Reconciliation Strategy in Kaduna State

Pratyush Sharma


Sustainable Development and South-South Cooperation: Examining Dual Causality

Salome Ntububa Mulangala

Democratic Republic of Congo

Preventing sexual and gender-based violence in D.R Congo

Srishti Singh


Analysing Labour Standards within the realm of Human Rights and International Trade

Stacy Marie Estrada

United States

Creating Peace by Developing World Leaders: Improving the Immigrant and Migrant Relational Gap Through Post-Secondary Education.

Tiyamike Mkanthama


Critical Indigenous Approaches to the Decolonization of Environmental Management through REDD+ in the Bribri Territory of KéköLdi, Costa Rica: Creating Positive Peace

Yumiko Shinya


Designing “innovative microfinance for peacebuilding” in post-conflict countries: Case study analysis for its feasibility and aid effectiveness

Doctor of Philosophy with Specialization in Peace, Governance and Development (African Regional Programme)

Full Name

Dissertation Proposal

Nasir Mohamed Ali

State Fragility Nexus Migration in the Horn of Africa: A Case Study of

Mohamed Farah Hersi

The Politics and Economics of Regional Integration in the Horn of Africa: Assessing the Role of IGAD in Regional Economic and Security Integration, 1996-2017

Sied Muhumed Jibril

The Security and Development Nexus: The Case of Somaliland

Abdoulahi Odowa

An Analysis of Negotiated Security Governance in Somaliland

Abdisamad Mal

Politics of Regional Integration as a peacebuilding strategy in the Horn of Africa: Case Study of Ethiopia and Somaliland

Abdillahi Hassan Abdi

Governing Cross-border Security in the Horn of Africa: The Case of Ethiopia-Somaliland Border

Mohamed Ahmed Mohamoud

State building Process in Somaliland: Understanding the three trajectories-Democratic Governance, Clan Hegemony and Political Islam