Current Doctoral Students and Research Areas


Doctoral Programme of Philosophy

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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 Colombia The Economics of Social Innovation in Latin America: Social and Solidarity Finance as a tool for Sustainable Development
Assouan Gbesso Togo Youth Extremism and Peace Education in Africa: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges
Beena Peter India Violence in the migratory process: Study of the undocumented migrants that travel from South and Central America, and Mexico to United States.        
Britney Jean Villhauer United States Critical Indigenous Approaches to the Decolonization of Environmental Management through REDD+ in the Bribri Territory of KéköLdi, Costa Rica: Creating Positive Peace
Candido Modesto Bardalez Belize Creative Strategies to Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Belize: School – Community Partnerships
Fereschta Sahrai Germany Just Inclusive Peace Processes?! - Negotiating between peace-theory, peace-practice and peace-policy
Fichanfie DJ Nkwain Ngamfon Cameroon Analysing mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method in the Bakassi Conflict
Jan Breitling Germany Fight Fire with Fire: Global Environmental  Change, Noeliberal Conservation, and Human Security
Jehyeok Jee South Korea Human security in Yeonpyeong island
Kabiito Bendicto Uganda Culture, Resources and the Gun in the Violent-Conflict Causation: Understanding the Karamoja Conflict
Kalden Munas Sri Lanka Transformative Capacities of Education for Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka
Keolebogile Lebogang Maruapula Botswana The Role of women in Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Development: Gaps & Challenges & Lessons from Bayeyi Women of Botswana
Larysa Kosminska Ukraine Re-Conceptualizing Sustainable Peace In Active War Zones: Conflictual Peace Attempts In Afghanistan, Iran and Syria
Mikiko Sawanishi Japan UN Trust Funds: An Innovative Solution or an Impediment to the UN’s Core Principles of Equality, Collective Action, and Sustainability?
Mohammad Amin Rashedi Iran Mathematical Philosophy in Peace
Mumbua Simon Kenya African Traditional Methods for Conflict Resolution and Democracy in Kenya: Relevance, Posibilities and Constraints
Natacha John United Kingdom Human Rights Monitoring - Breaching the information gap
Philomena Talatu Zamani Nigeria Peace and Reconciliation Strategy in Kaduna State
Ross Ryan Canada Information technology, Civic Engagement, and the Cyber-Ethnography of Peace Movements
Salome Ntububa Mulangala Democratic Republic of Congo Preventing sexual and gender-based violence in D.R Congo
Yumiko Shinya Japan Designing “innovative microfinance for peacebuilding” in post-conflict countries: Casestudy analysis for its feasibility and aid effectiveness


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



Abdillahi Hassan Abdi Governing Cross-border Security in the Horn of Africa: The Case of Ethiopia-Somaliland Border
Abdisamad Mal Politics of Regional Integration as a peacebuilding strategy in the Horn of Africa: Case Study of Ethiopia and Somaliland
Abdoulahi Odowa An Analysis of Negotiated Security Governance in Somaliland
Mohamed Ahmed Mohamoud Statebuilding Process in Somaliland: Understanding the three trajectories-Democratic Governance, Clan Hegemony and Political Islam
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
Nasir Mohamed Ali State Fragility Nexus Migration in the Horn of Africa: A Case Study of
Sied Muhumed Jibril The Security and Development Nexus: The Case of Somaliland