Program Chair

Bayan Abdulhaq, Program Chair
Bayan Abdulhaq

Program Chair

Bayan Abdulhaq holds a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences and an MS in pharmaceutical analysis and quality control from King’s College, London. She holds a BS in pharmacy from the University of Jordan, where she has taught drug delivery systems, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and analysis.

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Faculty

Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo, Program Coordinator
Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo

Program Coordinator

A Ugandan national, Charlotte obtained her PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She also holds an MA in international studies from the University of Sydney, Australia; a postgraduate certificate in gender and conflict studies from Hannover University, Germany; a postgraduate diploma in social conditions and policies from Copenhagen University; and a BA of history and international organization from Makerere University in Kampala.

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Affiliated Faculty

Rateb J. Sweis, Affiliated Faculty
Rateb J. Sweis

Affiliated Faculty

Rateb J. Sweis is a professor of project management at the University of Jordan’s Department of Business Administration. He served as the vice dean of the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy (1999–2013) and advisor to the Minister of Finance (2003–2004) and is currently a faculty member in the Department of Business Management at the University of Jordan.

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Omar Rifai, Affiliated Faculty
Omar Rifai

Affiliated Faculty

Omar Rifai is the director-general of the West Asia North Africa (WANA) Institute in Amman and a senior advisor to His Royal Highness Prince Al Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan at the Royal Hashemite Court. Dr. Rifai was the representative of the commissioner-general and director of Arab Affairs at the UNRWA headquarters in Amman. He is a former president of the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, former executive director of the WANA Forum, and former secretary-general of the Jordanian Foreign Ministry. The career diplomat is a graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown University.

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Muntaha Gharaibeh, Affiliated Faculty
Muntaha Gharaibeh

Affiliated Faculty

Muntaha Gharaibeh is currently a professor at the Faculty of Nursing at Jordan University of Science and Technology and is former secretary general of the Jordanian Nursing Council (JNC) headed by Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein. Dr. Gharaibeh was dean of nursing at Jordan University of Science and Technology and Al ElBayt University between 2001 and 2010.

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Mohammed Yaghi, Affiliated Faculty
Mohammed Yaghi

Affiliated Faculty

Mohammad Yaghi holds a PhD in comparative politics from the University of Guelph, Canada. Currently, he is a research fellow and program manager at the German Konrad-Adenauer-Siftung (KAS) focusing in his work on assessing the capacity of the rule of law institutions (the police, emergency response, prosecutors, and courts) in Yemen to respond to the people’s needs during the ongoing war, a project that is executed in collaboration with the UNDP to manage the Yemeni humanitarian crisis during the war and in its aftermath.

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Ashad Sentongo, Affiliated Faculty
Ashad Sentongo

Affiliated Faculty

Ashad Sentongo is a lecturer at Makerere University in the Master’s in Conflict and Peace Studies program. He holds a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution (George Mason University) and an MA in coexistence and conflict resolution (Brandeis University). He has supported many trainings on international dialogue and mediation training at international institutions such as the United Nations.

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Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala, Affiliated Faculty
Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala

Affiliated Faculty

Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala holds a PhD (Stavanger/Makerere), an MPhil in theology (Bergen), an MA in peace and reconciliation studies (Coventry), a PGDE/ME in educational technologies (University of Cape Town), and a BA (Makerere). She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Religion and Peace Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Makerere University, where she is also the coordinator of the Peace and Conflict studies program.

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Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala, Affiliated Faculty
Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala

Affiliated Faculty

R. Kakungulu-Mayambala is an associate professor with the Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) and formerly a graduate teaching assistant at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2007–2008). R. Kakungulu-Mayambala lectures on human rights in the domestic perspective, consumer law and protection, introducing law and legal methods, intellectual property law, equity, and trusts to undergraduate students and on international environmental law and computers and the law to graduate students at Makerere University School of Law.

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