Jacques Koko

Adjunct Professor, Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University

I am currently teaching Peacekeeping and Peacemaking as well as Conflict and Displacement in Africa in the John Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations of Seton Hall University. I am also a Senior Political Analyst for Americans for Informed Democracy

I earned my Ph.D. degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in 2008 from Nova Southeastern University, with a focus on the “Determinants of Success in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations”.

Previously, I worked as a Senior Social Analyst for the African Institute for Social and Economic Development (INADES) in Ivory Coast.

My teaching and research interests encompass ethnopolitical conflicts and their resolution, conflict resolution theory, culture and conflict, conflict and displacements in Africa, the circulation of small weapons in Africa, Africa in global Affairs, peacemaking (negotiation and mediation), peacekeeping, peacebuilding, piracy and hostage negotiation, leadership development, and local capacity building. As a conflict resolution practitioner I gained field experiences through workshops and training in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cameroon, Togo, Mali, Burkina Faso and Benin.

In 2008 my book entitled, National Conference as a Strategy for Conflict Transformation and Peacemaking, The Legacy of the Republic of Benin Model, was published by Adonis & Abbey Publishers ( London, UK).