Elias Opongo

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Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya

Hekima Institute of Peace Studis and International Relations


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Prior Education Background:
Africa: Nairobi PhD, Peace and Conflict Studies, PhD School of Social and International Studies, University of Bradford 2011 J.B. Kroc Inst. - University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA MA Peace Studies, International Peace Studies 2003 – 2004 MA, International Peace Studies University of Notre Dame 2004 STL , Social Ethics Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 2003 BA Theology, Theology Hekima College, Nairobi 2001 BA Philosophy, Philosophy Saint Pierre Canisius, Kinshasa, Congo-DRC 1996

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Recent Publications:
Elias Omondi Opongo: Book Chapters: 1. (2013) “The Historical Dynamics of Conflict in Northern Uganda: A Longitudinal Struggle for Nation-Building” in Tricia M. Redeker Hepner and Kenneth Omeje (eds) Conflicts, Conflict Intervention, and Peacebuilding in Africa’s Great Lakes Region(Link) Indiana University Press 2. (2013) “ The African Union and a liberal peace agenda to conflict.” In Murithi, T. (ed), Handbook of Africa's international relations.(Link) Routledge: New York 3. (2013) “Between Violence, Reconciliation Rituals and Justice in Northern Uganda” in A.E. Orobator, Practicing Reconciliation, Doing Justice, and Bulding Peace: Conversations on Catholic Theological Ethics in Africa.Paulines Publications Africa: Nairobi 4. (2011) "Inventing Creative Approaches to Complex Systems of Injustice: A New Call for a Vigilant and Engaged Church," in Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, ed., Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod. Orbis Book: New York Books: 1. (2008) Peace Weavers: Methodologies of Peacebuilding in Africa; 2. (2007) Faith Doing Justice: A Manual for Social Analysis, Catholic Social Teaching and Social Justice. 3. (2006) Making Choices for Peace: Aid Agencies in Field Diplomacy. NB. All the above books published by the Paulines Publications Africa in Nairobi

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
I teach in the Department of Peace Studies and International Relations at Hekima College; I do peacebuilding and conflict mediation; I am the coordinator of the African Forum for Catholic Social Teachings (AFCAST); I am a peace practitioner and trainer

Research Interests:

  • Social ethics
  • Political ethics
  • Human rights
  • War and peace
  • Globalization

Past Events:

  • Berlin 2013
  • Nairobi 2012
  • Trent 2010

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