Dr. Hassan Khannenje is the current Director of the HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies, a research and policy think-do tank based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a Fulbright Scholar with a Doctor of Philosophy in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University, Florida (USA). He holds a Master of Arts in Social and Public Policy from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh (USA); Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Studies from the University of Nairobi (Kenya); and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Nairobi (Kenya).
Dr. Khannenje is an author, consultant, and practitioner specializing in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (mediation, negotiation, and facilitation), Nonviolence, Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, Peace and Security, and addressing questions of Terrorism and Violent Extremism, especially the complex confluence between religiosity, politics, and conflict. He is also an adjunct professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, and a resource person with Kenya’s Ministries of Interior Coordination and National Government, Defense, and Foreign Affairs. In addition, he is an expert consultant with various local and international media houses including BBC, CGTN, SABC, Al Jazeera, German TV ZDF, and Nation Media on issues of conflict, terrorism, security, and diplomacy.