Nigerian Becomes First Black Chair Of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Dept. At Salisbury University

By Ikenga Chronicles October 11, 2018

Nigerian Becomes First Black Chair Of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Dept. At Salisbury University

A Nigerian, Dr. Vitus Ozoke, has been named the Chair of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution at Salisbury University, Maryland.

Dr. Ozoke, who is a doctoral graduate in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), became the first Black person to head the Department of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution at Salisbury University.

Ozoke who until his appointment was the Director of Graduate Program at the school,read and practised Law in Nigeria, before moving to the United States where he obtained a Master of Law from the University of Miami.

He is the Executive Director of Peace and Leadership Africa Network (PLAN), a nonprofit, policy, research, and advocacy think tank engaged in the promotion of discussions and generation of best ideas in the areas of peace and leadership in Africa. With backgrounds in law and conflict resolution, Ozoke brings a unique perspective to the dynamics of conflict and conflict resolution – from both the traditional adversarial and the alternative dispute resolution systems.

The author of Civil War Outcomes: A Predictive Insight, Ozoke’s research interests include civil wars and other ethnopolitical violence – their dynamics and their resolution, multiculturalism, indigenous systems of conflict resolution, civil societies and mass movements and their roles in conflict, socio-cultural aspects of conflict and its management, governance, governmental institutions and legal reforms, social identity and its conflict dynamics, social media, race, gender, human rights, and social justice.

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