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Charles Bongomin

Alumni Success Story

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MA, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, 2006

Home Country: Uganda


As a graduate student at American University, Charles Bongomin's research focus was on the effectiveness of center-base re-integration of child-soldiers in Northern Uganda. During this time, he interned at Peace Brigades International (PBI), where, he said, “it was phenomenal to learn about defenders of human rights in Colombia, Nepal, El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala.”

Given his regional concentration in Uganda, Bongomin is a Senior Advisor at the Netherlands Embassy in Kampala, Uganda. Like many students at AU, Bongomin credits his time in the School of International Service with opening the doors for his future: “My life at SIS was a life-changing experience after which I've never been the same. In fact, the sky is the limit for me… alutta continua!”