Program Specialist for Africa, United States Institute of Peace
Jude Mutah serves as a program specialist for Africa at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). In his role, he works closely with the West Africa director and Africa center vice president to design and implement projects/programs in West and Central Africa, including in Nigeria, Cameroon, among others. He is also an adjunct professor at the School of Public and International Affairs, The University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. Currently, he teaches Introduction to International Studies and, previously, a capstone course on Global Affairs and Human Security to final year master’s students. Before these, Jude worked as a consultant for the legal department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and as a research assistant for the Africa program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, both in Washington, DC. Jude holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B) from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon; a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the University of Basel, Switzerland; and Masters of Laws (LL.M) degree from the George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC. He recently defended his doctoral dissertation at The University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. His research examined the role of transnational cooperation in combatting terrorism, using the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin, Africa, as a case study. The study provides practical recommendations to institutions, governments, and organizations struggling with the menace of terrorism. His research interests include terrorism and counterterrorism efforts, identity politics, governance, and conflict prevention.
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