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SHSS Welcomes New Faculty Member

Bertha Kadenyi Amisi, Ph.D.

Bertha Kadenyi Amisi, Ph.D.

Honggang Yang, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has announced the appointment of Bertha Kadenyi Amisi, Ph.D., to the faculty. Amisi has been appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR).

Amisi holds a master’s degree in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Syracuse University. She has worked with international NGOs and the U.N. in the area of conflict and community development, peace advocacy and humanitarian intervention. She was the Program Advisor at the Nairobi Peace Initiative-Africa, a pan-African peace resource organization. She has also worked with the Africa regional office of the U.K. charity, ActionAid, where she provided policy and program support to seven country programs in conflict and disaster prone situations in the western, eastern and southern Africa sub-regions.

Amisi has taught in the graduate program in International Affairs at New School University and also served as instructor for the course Fundamentals of Conflict Studies at Syracuse University. Her research interests include political conflict, peaceful resolution of conflict, globalization and state-society relations in Africa.