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Michael A. Fonkem, MA, MA, PhD
(920) 424-0659

Hubert H. Humphrey International Fellow
Executive Committee Member (UWO Representative) Wisconsin Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies (WIPCS)
Dignity & Humiliation Studies' Global Education & Research Team Member 
Transnational Education & Learning's Leadership & Scientific Committee Member
Contributor to the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and Safeworld
Faculty Advisor, Human Services Leadership Students' Organization (HSO)
Pathways to Teaching Faculty Mentor


PhD. Conflict Analysis & Resolution

2010 – Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences, 
Department of Conflict Analysis & Resolution, 
Advisors – Professor John P. Linstroth, D.Phil, Oxford, Chair
Hamdesa Tuso, PhD; Mark Davidheiser, PhD
Dissertation:  Biographies and the Colonial Context of ex-British Cameroon’s Exiles

M.A. Conflict Resolution         

2000 – Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 
Department of Conflict Resolution, 
Advisors – Hamdesa Tuso, PhD., Linda Johnston, PhD, Kathleen Hale, PhD.
Thesis: External Control in Conflict Causation in Africa: A Study of the Southern Cameroons’ Question

Graduate Studies & Professional Development 

1995/1996 - University of Minnesota (Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs)
Leadership; International Human Rights Law; Public Policy Analysis

M.A. French/Translation

1988 – University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon, Advanced School of Translators & Interpreters, 
Advisor - Charles Nama, PhD. 
Thesis: Literary Translation and Cultural Development: The Case of Cameroon   

B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) Major: French, Minors: German, Linguistics, English

1984 – University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria,
Department of Foreign Languages
Long Paper: Le mensonge dans l’oeuvre romanesque de Ferdinand Oyono

Supervisor: Raymond Elaho, PhD; External Reader: Abiola Irele, PhD

Employment History

2022 - Full Professor

2016 - Present Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

2010 - 2016: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

1999-2010 : Lecturer at University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Menasha, WI; University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin; Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; and University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Courses taught: 

  • HSL 731 - Thesis Supervision
  • HSL 727 - Applied Research Methods 
  • HSL 385 - Financial Sustainability in Nonprofits
  • HSL 340 - Social Issues, conflicts & Solutions  
  • HSL 320 –Human Behavior & Strategies for Intervention
  • HSL 378 - Refugees, Migration & Human Services
  • HSL 335 - Globalization & Human Services
  • HSL 420, 421, 422 - Advanced Internship
  • HSL 325 - Internship
  • HSL 353 - Domestic Violence
  • HSL 375 - Second Chances & Human Services Leadership
  • HSL 375 - Nationalism & Conflict in the Postcolonial World
  • HSL 377 - Crisis Intervention in Human Services
  • HSL 376 - Conflict Resolution in Human Services
  • HSL 111 - Exploring Human Services

Awards & Honors

  • 2022-2023 Sabbatical
  • 2019 The Thabo Mbeki Award for Excellence in Public Service and Scholarship
  • 2009 Chic Nichol Essay Award for Lead Article in the April 2009 Edition of The Mediation Journal
  • 1995 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Award (a Fulbright exchange program)
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minnesota (29 Graduate credits)
    (One year of graduate studies and professional development focusing on Leadership for the Common Good, Public Policy Analysis, conflict management and mediation, & international human rights law) 
  •  1984 - Dean's Prize for Best Student in the Fourth-Year Degree Examinations, Faculty of Arts, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  • 1984 Represented University of Benin at Inter-University Challenge
  • 1983 Department of Foreign Languages Prize for Best Student, Third-Year Degree Examinations
  • 1981 – 1984 University of Benin Scholarship Award
    Received the University of Benin Scholar Award for Best Overall Student in Part I Degree Examinations.


  • After the Rain Began, Babcock University Press, 2023
  • Refugees, Forced Migrants & Human Tragedies: An Interdisciplinary Critical Perspective. Upcoming Lexington Books
  • Porcupine in a Python's Throat. Upcoming Lexington Books.
  • Crime, Second Chances and Human Services. Co-edited with Janet Hagen. Lexington Books, 2019
  • Nationalism and Intra-State Conflicts in the Postcolonial World. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
  • British Southern Cameroons: Nationalism & Conflict in Postcolonial Africa. Victoria, BC, Canada: FriesenPress, 2014
  • Lefua in Lebialem: Decline or Transformation. Madison, WI: Global Tech Publishing, 2006.
  • The British Southern Cameroons, 1922-1960: A Study in Colonialism & Underdevelopment (Ed.). Platteville, WI: Global Tech Publishing 2002
  • Lebialem: Issues & Challenges at Century's End. Platteville, WI: Global Tech Publishing, 1999.


  • First-Generation Immigrant Children, Intra-Family Conflicts and Implications for Human Services. African immigrant children in the United States: Challenges, Resilience, Achievements, and Lived Experiences. Upcoming in Routlege p?p?
  • The Refugee and Migrant Crisis: Human Tragedies as an Extension of Colonialism. The Round Table (The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs) 2020 Vol. 109 Issue 1 pp. 52-70
  • British Southern Cameroons' Restoration of Statehood and Sovereignty: Internal Affair or Decolonization Conflict? In John Ayotunde I Bewaji & Adedoyin Aguoru (Eds.). Identity Re-Creation in Global African Encounters. Lexington Books, 2019, pp. 43-62
  • Resolving African Conflicts: Imagining Today's Challenges. In Busani Mpofu and Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni (Eds.). Security, Conflicts, Conflict Resolution Mechanisms and Peacebuilding in Africa. Austin, TX: Pan-African Universities Press, 2018, pp. 169-195
  • Conflicts and crisis in the Cameroons Anglophone Region. E-International Relations, 2018 Retrieved
  • Deliberative Dialoguing as a Teaching/Learning Experience in Higher Education: An Application in Some Human Services Classroom Practices. In Emmanuel Jean Francois (Ed.). Transnational Perspectives on Innovation in Teaching and Learning Technologies, Boston, MA: Brill/Sense, 2018, pp.227-241
  • Resistance and the Nationalist Pathos: Southern Cameroons' Exiles Write Back. In Joseph Takougang and Julius A. Amin (Eds.) Post-Colonial Cameroon: Politics, Economy, and Society, Lexington Books, 2018, pp. 109-130
  • Power, Authority and Relationships in Instructional Practice: A Transnational Experience. In Emmanuel J. F., Mejai, B.M. Avoseh. & Wendy Griswold (Eds). Perspectives in Transnational Higher Education. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2016, 99-116 
  • Resolving Intra-State Nationalism Conflicts in a Postcolonial World. In Nationalism & Intra-State Conflicts in the Postcolonial World. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015
  • Colonial Existence, Home, and Nationalism among British Cameroons’ Exiles in the United States. In The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 104(3): 319-340, 2015.
  • From Essential and Central to Constructivist Trenches: Navigating the Transnational Contexts of the Instructional Practice of a Foreign-Born Professor. In C. B. Hutchison (Ed.), Experiences of Immigrant Professors: Challenges, Cross-Cultural Differences, and Lessons for Success. New York: Routledge, 2015
  • The Foumban 'Constitutional' Talks and Prior Intentions of Negotiating: A Historico-Theoretical Analysis of a False Negotiation and the Ramifications for Political Developments in Cameroon. Journal of Global Initiatives 9(2): 129-154, 2014
  • Bekem in Peacemaking among the Nweh of Southwestern Cameroon.  In Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies: Beyond Right and Wrong. Akanmu G. Adebayo; Brandon D. Lundy; Jesse J. Benjamin and Kingsley Adjei (Editors), Lexington Books, 2014
  • Gender Roles and Conflict among Lebialem Immigrant Families in the United States. Diaspora Studies Journal 6 (1):40-49, 2013.
  • Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Africa: Engaging the Colonial Factor. African Journal on Conflict Resolution. ACCORD 13 (2): 11-38, 2013.
  • De Facto Association, Forced Assimilation & Nationalist Conflict in the Cameroons: Perspectives from the Incompatibility Theory.  Journal of International Studies & Development Vol. 3 Spring, 142-168, 2013.
  • The Southern Cameroons Nationalist Conflict: A Destiny in the Shadows? African Peace & Conflict Journal, 5 (1): 1-13, 2012.
  • Mutual Hurting Stalemates,’ ‘Ripe Moments,’ and Third-party Intervention: Implications for the Restoration of Southern Cameroons Statehood Conflict. In The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 101(1). Feb. 2012.
  • Actors with Obvious Stakes in Conflict Must have a Place at the Table: A New Approach to International Mediation?  Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, 2008-2009 Annual Edition, December, pp. 58-72, 2009.
  • International Mediation or International Politics: Can They Be One and the Same? The Mediation Journal, Vol.7 Number 1, April, pp. 1-32, 2009.
  • Fontem Defang: An Example in Ethical Leadership & Skilful Conflict Management. In Fontem Defang: Reminiscences of Leadership in a Post-Colonial African Kingdom. Michael T. Fontem (Ed.). Madison, WI:  Global Tech Publishing, 2008
  • Terrorism as Political Manipulation: Perspectives from Zulaika & Douglass’s Terror and Taboo and Taussig’s Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man.  In War, Politics & Business: A Critique of the Global War on Terror. J.J. Asongu (Ed.), Baltimore: PublishAmerica, 2007
  • Third-Party Intervention in the Mbindia Enthronement Conflict: Containment or Transformation? African Journal on Conflict Resolution Volume 6, Number 1, pp. 9-27, 2006.
  • The Democratic Struggle in Cameroon: Some Setbacks in the Nonviolent Approach, Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict 2003-2004 Edition pp.57-69, 2004
  • The Decline of Lefua in Nweh., 2001


  • The Biafran War and the Geostrategic Stakes for Cameroon, 1968 -1970. Co-authored with Francis Kuikoua. In Reflections on the Nigerian Civil War: A Minorities Perspective. Adele Garkida & Donald Omagu (Eds.) Bahiti and Dalila London

Articles under Consideration

  • The Opportunities and Challenges of Online Instruction in Transnational Education and Learning. Online Learning Journal
  • Repressing for fear and survival: State terror in the antics of governance. Linda Hartling & Evelin Lindner (Eds.). Journal of Human Dignity & Humiliation Studies
  • British Southern Cameroons: Narratives of Annexation, Colonial Occupation and Conflict in Postcolonial Africa. Olutoya Adesina (ed.).
  • Taking Turns for Ngemgε: An Immigrant Family Experience with Children with Disabilities. International Journal of Immigration, Health & Social Care
  • First Generation Immigrant Adolescents, Intra-Family Conflicts and Implications for Human Services. Journal of Refugee Studies

Articles in Magazines and Newspapers

  • Fonkem, A. (2006). French In Ebony Magazine
  • Fonkem, A. (2003) ‘Translation in Foreign Language Teaching/Learning Experience,’ University of Wisconsin Colleges Foreign Language Newsletter, Spring. 
  • Fonkem, A. (1996) 'Listening and Silence in the Conflict Resolution Process Among Ejaghams of Cameroon', Inside MACR, Yellow Springs, Ohio, Sept. 
  • Fonkem, A. (1996) 'Cross-Culture Conflict in the Cameroons: The Examination Board Affair as a Nonviolent Success Story', AVP Matters, Quarterly, Number 4 March 
  • Fonkem, A. (1996) 'Nonviolence and Cameroon', North Country Peace Builder, St. Paul, Minnesota, June 
  • Fonkem, A. (1995) 'ASFON in the Cameroons,'  North Country Peace Builder, St. Paul, Minnesota, Dec. 
  • Fonkem, A. (1992) 'Translation as a Tool in Cameroon-Nigeria Trans-Border Cooperation', in Proceedings of the Cameroon-Nigeria Trans-Border Cooperation Workshop, Lagos, Nigeria. 

Presentations at Scholarly & Professional Conferences & Meetings (since 1995)

  • Mar 30, 2023. "Grappling with the Peace We Seek." Guest Lecture, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria

  • Mar 21, 2023. University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

  • Mar 17, 2023. Glory University

  • Feb 28, 2023. "The Wars of Out Time: How they Come About and Way Forward" University of Limpopo, Republic of South Africa

  • Feb 23, 2023. "Academic Writing" Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria


  • Oct 24-26, 2019 "in Self-Defense: Narratives of a Nonviolent Struggle Turned Violent" 2019 International Studies Conference on Commemorating Violent Conflicts and Building Sustainable Peace, Kent State University, OH

  • Jun. 30 -Jul 3, 2019 "Narrative of  Annexation, Colonial Occupation and Conflict in British Southern Cameroons" The 9th Toyin Falola Annual International Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora on The State and Global Politics, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria 

  • Apr 28-30 "Ndia Ba Nwoh and Global Citizenship: Storying/Exploring an Indigenous Concept of Family in Transnational Education," Fifth International Conference on Transnational Education and Learning (ICTEL), Indiana State University, Terra Haute, Indiana

  • Apr 5-6, 2019 "A Bag of Mixed Fortunes: Narratives of Refugee Lives in the Fox Cities" 2019 Wisconsin Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies (WIPCS) Conference on Forced Migration and Human Flourishing. St Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin

  • Mar. 29-31, 2019 "British Southern Cameroons in Nigeria and in Republique du Cameroun: Stories of Two Colonial Cultures and Consequences in Human Dignity" Panel Contribution at the 19th Annual Africa Conference on IDENTITIES, University of Texas at Austin, Texas

  • Mar. 29-31, 2019 "The 2016 Coffin Revolution and Ex-British Southern Cameroons' Statehood Conflict in the Cameroons: A Macro Social Systems Interpretation. 19th Annual Africa Conference on IDENTITIES at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas

  • Mar. 29-31, 2019 "A Crisis of Sovereignty and Conflict in the Former British Southern Cameroons" 19th Annual Africa Conference on IDENTITIES at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas

  • Dec. 6-7, 2018 "Understanding the British Southern Cameroons' Restoration of Statehood: Internal Affair or Decolonization Conflict" 15th Annual Human Dignity & Humiliation Studies Conference on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, New York.

  • Aug. 27-29, 2018 "Humanitarianism in Violence & Displacement: Family Stories of Women with Young Children in Orphaned War Settings." 2018 World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Institute of Social Sciences, The Hague, Netherlands

  • Jul. 26-28, 2018 "Colonial Tradition and Nominal Independence: Rethinking a Human Dignity Curriculum in Africa, World Conference on Transformative Education at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega, Kenya

  • Jun. 26-28, 2018 "British Southern Cameroons Restoration of Independence & Sovereignty: A Case for Justice, Democracy, Human Rights and Development in Africa." 2018 AERN Summit Conference, University of Ghana-Legon, Accra, Ghana

  • Apr. 17, 2018 , Commonwealth People's Forum, London, UK

  • Apr. 6, 2018 "In the Eyes of an Immigrant: Undoing Democratic Ideals in the Age of Trump,"  2018 Spring Conference of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin

  • Mar. 22, 2018 Understanding the British Southern Cameroons' Conflict in Modern Africa. Guest Speaker on Modern Africa, History Department, University of Texas at Austin.

  • Apr. 5, 2018 " British Cameroons Restoration of Independence and Statehood Conflict in Perspective, The 76th Annual MPSA Conference at Palmer House, Hilton in Chicago, IL (USA), 5-8.

  • Dec. 7-8, 2017 "Imperial Dispossession of 'Others' by Falsification of Dignity" 2017 Dignity & Humiliation Studies International Conference, Columbia University, New York, NY.

  • Jun. 13, 2017 "Intercultural Competence, Global Citizenship and Identity" Addressing Inequalities, Mobility, and Dislocation: Insights from Intercultural and Domestic Research and Practice, Michigan State University, East Lansing

  • Apr. 10-14, 2017 "Social Justice, Nationalism, & Genocide in Postcolonial Africa," 2017 Social Justice Week on the theme, Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

  • Mar. 30-31, 2017 " Beyond Gender: Issues of War & Peace among Neighbors Next Door," 2017 Wisconsin Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies Conference at Alverno College, Milwaukee on the theme, Gender, Peace & Conflict: Toward a Deeper Understanding

  • Dec. 8-9, 2016 "The Dignity of the Commons: Re-Imagining Life Experiences from the Poor & Homeless to International Politics." 2016 International Conference on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.

  • Nov. 3-5, 2016 "Gandhi in the Cameroons: A Perspective on the Struggles of a People at Risk." International Conference on Gandhian Perspectives on Contemporary Conflicts and Peace. Mahatma Gandhi Center for Non-Violence, Human Rights and World Peace, Hindu University of America, Orlando, Florida

  • Oct. 5-7, 2016 "Challenges of Cross-cultural Communication in Transnational Education."  Third Annual International Conference on Transnational Education and Learning at the University of Memphis, Tennessee on the theme, “Transnational Education for a Multicultural and Diverse World

  • Jul. 3-5, 2016 "Betrayal and Abandonment of a colonial people: Memory, history and conflict feeling among British Southern Cameroons' nationalists. The Global-Africa Development Network. Ist Annual International Conference on Africa Since Independence: Promise, Pugnacity & Failure in the Postcolonial Contexts. University of Ibadan, Nigeria, August 3-5.

  • Jul. 2-4, 2016 "Conflicts of Authority and Social Control: A Study of Migration and Conflict among the Nweh Chieftains of Cameroon." 2016 International Foyin Falola International Africa. Redeemer University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria.

  • Apr. 14-16, 2016 "Second Chances for Clients with Criminal Records,” 2016 Midwest Organization for Human Services Annual Conference, Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Theme: Unshaken: The Resolve of Human Services

  • Apr. 7-8, 2016 "Valuing Every Person on the Road to Peace," 2016 Spring Conference of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies Conference on the theme: Global Citizenship- A Road to Peace? University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. 

  • Dec 3-4, 2015 "Human Dignity & Humiliation & World Beyond War: Partnerships and Collaborations in Our Global Commons,” 26th Annual Human Dignity & Humiliation Studies Conference, Teachers’ College, Columbia University, New York City 

  • Nov. 19-22, 2015 58th Annual International Conference of the African Studies Association, San Diego, California. Paper: British Southern Cameroons Nationalist Resistance in Cameroon Republic 
  • Sept 30- Oct. 2, 2015, 2nd Annual International Conference on Transnational Education & Learning, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Paper: The opportunities and challenges of online learning and teaching in transnational education
  • Jul. 2-4, 2015, TOFAC International Conference on African Renaissance and Pan-Africanism: Epistemologies of the South, New Leadership Paradigms, and African Futures, The Thabo Mbeki Center, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. Paper: Resolving Ethnic Conflicts & Terrorism in Africa.
  • Jul. 2-4, 2015, TOFAC International Conference, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. Paper: Resolving African Conflicts: Imagining Today's Challenges.
  • Jul. 2014, International Conference on African Monarchies, the Future and Development, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria - Paper: Change, Conflict and Dissonance in the Monarchical Institution of the Nweh of Southwestern Cameroons
  • Apr. 2014 International Conference on Negotiation: Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management in a Changing World, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia - Paper: The Foumban Constitutional Talks and Prior Intentions of Negotiating: A Historico-Theoretical Analysis of a False Negotiation & the Ramification for Political Developments in Cameroon
  • Sep. 4-6, 2013 Historicizing the Experience of Border Communities Conference, Calabar, Nigeria - Paper: "The Biafran War & the Geostrategic Stakes for Cameroon Republic, 1968-1970" (Co-author)
  • Jul. 3, 2013 TOFAC Conference, Ibadan, Nigeria - Paper: "Resistance through a letter - Southern Cameroons Exiles Imagine Freedom & Independence"  
  • May 23, 2013 International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, Tennessee. Paper: "Deliberative Dialogue as Teaching Learning Experience..." 
  • Apr. 2, 2013 Social Justice Week, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Paper: "A Perception of the Working Poor: Immigrant & Refugee Stories of Work and Poverty in the United States"
  • March 14-16 2013 MWOHS Conference, Harper College, Palatine, IL. - Paper: "Not Always Traumas: An Immigrant Family’s Experience with Human Services"
  • Feb. 4-5 2013 Idaho Conference on Refugees, Boise State University, Idaho - Paper: “Cross-Cultural Communication & Refugee Resettlement: Problems & Effectiveness in Human Services Practice”
  •  Nov. 4, 2011 Diversity and Leadership Conference, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh -Paper presented: “I Will Not Wear That: A Teenager in Two Worlds”
  • Nov. 7-8 2011 National Refugee and Immigrant Conference: Issues and Innovations, Chicago, Illinois Paper presented: “Sex Roles and Conflict among Lebialem Immigrant Families in the United States”
  • Nov. 12, 2011 2nd Annual Institute for Genocide Awareness & Applied Research (IGAAR) Conference, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Paper presented: “Dialogue of the Graveyard: An Eye Witness Account of a Genocide-in-the-making in Postcolonial Cameroons.”
  •  Apr. 9-10, 2010 “Languages, Cultures and Conflict in the Cameroons,” Language, Culture and Education Institute, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
  • Apr. 23-26, 2009 “Cross-cultural Communication, Conflict and the Unknown in International Business,” The 2009 International Conference on Business & Public Policy at the Institute for Research on Global Business, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Illinois.
  • Nov. 3-5, 2005 “Self-Determination in World History: Contextualizing the Cases and Weighing the Options for Peace in the light of the Southern Cameroons Sovereignty Question” Wisconsin Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies 21st Annual Conference on Reevaluating Human Rights. 
  • Oct. 17, 2005 “The Southern Cameroons Independence Question: Conflict in the Shadows?” in the Panel on Structure and Dynamics of African Conflict organized by the Department of Conflict Analysis & Resolution, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Mar. 27-29, 2003 “Conflict & conflict resolution in Africa: The Colonial factor” The 4th Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (SIRAS), Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Nov. 19-21, 2002 Advanced Dialogue Facilitation training, Center for Spirituality Leadership, Marian College of Fond du Lac.
  • Nov. 17-18, 1997  'Methods and Approaches in Conflict Management' Conference by Cameroon Chapter of the World Conference on Religion & Peace, Mont Febe Monastery, Yaounde
  • May 29, 1997 'Conflict Resolution in Cameroon: Mediation as a Viable Alternative’ Conflict Resolution Conference organized by Ecumenical Service for Peace, Bamenda, Cameroon. 
  • May 16-19, 1996 - Moderated the panel on “Using Nonviolence to Build Communities" at the World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality, Hubert H.Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs University of Minnesota. 
  • Mar. 21, 2006 ‘Boundary and Name Changes in World Geography: A Perspective on Conflicts’ -University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Mar. 23, 2003 ‘Christianity and African Traditional Religions: A Cultural Perspective’ -Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac, Adult Education Forum
  • Feb. 25, 2003 ‘US-Nigeria Relations in the 3rd Millenium: New Opportunities for a Global Literacy’, Great Decisions Lecture 2003 (public forum on foreign policy issues) Great Decisions Committee of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 
  • Feb. 2, 2003 ‘African conflicts and world community response’ - St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Menasha.
  •  June 8, 2000  ‘La pédagogie du conte africain’, (workshop organized for French teachers in Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin Madison) - African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • May 27, 2000 ‘Conflict Resolution in Nweh Society: Role of Bekem’- Lebialem Annual Convention, Washington, D.C
  • December 10, 1999 ‘Africa: Its peoples and cultures today’, - University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Multi-Cultural Program, Menasha 
  • March 20, 1998 ‘The Cameroon Administrator as Mediator’- National School of Administration and Magistracy, Yaounde, Cameroon
  • November 18, 1997 ‘The Limits of Violence and Nonviolence in the Resolution of Political Conflicts’- Bernard Fonlon Memorial Lecture, the British Council, Yaounde, Cameroon 
  • June 23, 1997 ‘Conflict Resolution in Central African States: Theory and Practice’- Catholic University of Central Africa, Yaounde, 
  • Jan. 16, 1997 ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and a Vision of a New Society’ 1997 Martin Luther King Memorial Lecture- United States Information Service, Yaounde, Cameroon
  • June 17, 1996 ‘Africa: Should the United States Care?’ - Foreign Policy Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
  • April 2, 1996  ‘Conflict Management in Cameroon Schools and in Ottumwa Elementary  Schools: A Comparative Analysis’ - Ottumwa Schools Conflict Managers Program, Ottumwa, Iowa,
  • March 7, 1996 ‘Perspectives on Education and Development in Cameroon’ - Comparative & International Development Education Program, University of Minnesota 
  • February 14, 1996  ‘The Democratization Process and Inter-Group Relations in Cameroon’ - International and Inter-Cultural Committee, University of Minnesota
  • February 13, 1996 Global Conflict: Issues of Majority/Minority Cultures as a Source of Intra-national Conflict in Africa’,  Augsburg College, Minneapolis ‘ 
  •  February 2, 1996 ‘Building Peace in Cameroon: The Experience of the Association for Nonviolence,’ Fellowship of Reconciliation, Hamline’s Student Peace Group and Hamline’s International Studies Department, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota 
  •  January 25, 1996 - Failing States: What Role for the United States?’ Dialogues & Lectures Series organized by Minnesota International Center & Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Minneapolis 
  •  January 14, 1996 - ‘Martin Luther King, Jr. & the Morality of a Nation: Looking Toward Africa’ 1996 Martin Luther King,Jr. Memorial Lecture at Church & Society Forum, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis
  • November 20, 1995 ‘Human rights: Conflict and Development in Africa’- School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, City of New York
  • January 17, 1995- ‘Martin Luther King, Jr. & the Democratic Ideal: An Invitation to Nascent African Democracies,’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture, American Cultural Center, Yaounde, Cameroon 
  • Visiting Professorship
  • 2013 - Present: Department of International Development, Lead University, Cameroon

    2009 – Present: Department of Peace & Development Studies, Protestant University of Central Africa, Yaounde, Cameroon

    Teach undergraduate courses in peace studies & development

     Other Employment outside Universities/Institutions


    • Lead University of International Development, Yaounde, Cameroon. Taught the Conflict Management & Peace-building in Development course, Summer 2013 semester
    • The Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization (CTO)
      Provided Alternative Dispute Resolution training to telecommunications operators and senior managers in Cameroon (August 2009)
    • The African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
      Provided a two week long conflict resolution training to senior officials of the Commission (July 2009)
    • The African Great Lakes Reconciliation Project
      Iowa Resources for International Services, Kellog, Iowa
      Provided conflict resolution training to civil society leaders from Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and Zimbabwe (5 countries involved in the protracted war in Democratic Republic of Congo).
    •  The Millenium Group (TMG), London, UK: Designed and facilitated ADR training for the telecommunication sector in Cameroon; designed a training program on “Diplomacy and Contract Negotiation in Kenya” in March 2010. 


    Head, Translation Services, Ministry of External Relations, Yaounde,  Cameroon, 1989-1998
    Supervised personnel, coordinated and edited all translation and interpretation work in the Ministry of External Relations of Cameroon (equivalent of the US Department of State)

    Non-Profit Organizations

    Founder & Pioneer Executive Director, Association for Nonviolence (1993-1998)
    Participated in making organization’s policy and supervised the implementation of that policy; Wrote and obtained grants to carry out the activities of the organization. 

 Volunteer Services

  • Volunteer as Community Conversations Facilitator, Diversity Fox Cities, Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Volunteered for two years presenting and leading a continuing conversation on conflict and development in Africa within the framework of Learning in Retirement (LIR) Courses at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
  • Volunteer as Elections Inspector in Appleton, Wisconsin for three years running
  • Served regularly on the E.A.T.S program at the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, a community-based fundraising initiative to provide University scholarships for students.

Membership in Professional/Scientific Societies

  • National Organization of Human Services (NOHS)
  • Midwest Organization of Human Services (MWOHS)
  • Wisconsin Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies (WIPCS)
  • Culture & Conflict Group, Department of Conflict Analysis & Resolution
  • Africa Working Group on Conflict Studies, Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Nova Southeastern University.
  • Human Dignity & Humiliation Studies (DHS)
  • Transnational Education & Learning Society (TELS)
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