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Daniel M. Nganga

I'm a Kenyan Native, born in Cherangani Makutano kwa ngozi Kitale Trans-Nzoia County. I originally became interested in International Relations because I wanted to understand the role of the international community in peace building and conflict resolution--namely, why it intervenes in the affairs of sovereign states and which treaties, or conventions, support such interventions.

My hobbies include playing Soccer (Real football), basketball, handball, Ping-pong and shooting pool. I have worked with the Catholic Diocese of Kitale-Kenya Justice and peace committee. While living in San Diego, I worked with Father Joe's villages Homeless shelter as a case manager.

Why I chose SIS

Apart from being taught by the best brains in International Relations, I love SIS for its DIVERSITY. The students here come from different parts of the world and exhibit a number of different backgrounds, perceptions, worldviews, and religious affiliations. Nonetheless, we all find a home in SIS. This is something I treasure so much!!!

Previous Education

  • BA (Philosophy and Theology) Christ the King Seminary
    (affiliated with Pontifical Urbaniana University-Rome)
  • MPhil Moi University-Kenya
  • MA (Justice and Peace) University of San Diego California, Joan B. Kroc Institute

Research Interests

The role of traditional elders in modern societies, esp. in Kenya