John Idamkue received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Administration from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and Master’s degree in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA.
He served as a Summer 2015 Graduate Research Assistant (GRA), Center for Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University and a Spring 2016 Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) at the Center for African Diaspora Studies, Division of Global Affairs, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.
John’s research interests include resource conflicts, energy and the environment, security and strategic studies, livelihood, human rights, social justice, election conflicts, peace, nonviolence and governance.
Prior to his enrolment in the INCM program, John worked with LOWE’s Home Improvement Warehouse, J. P. Morgan Chase Bank and Bank of America. He has widely traveled and engaged in environmental and human rights-related work on behalf of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) in several countries including Canada, Cuba, England, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland, Nigeria, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. He has certifications in International Human Rights Law and Diplomacy, Civil Mediation, Domestic Relations Mediation and Humanitarian Crisis Intervention.
His dissertation research focuses on natural resource conflicts in Nigeria’s Niger Delta and the impact on the local populations, livelihood and survival. His contribution has been accepted as a chapter in the forthcoming book “Atone: Religion, Conflict and Reconciliation,” edited by Brandon D. Lundy, Akanmu G. Adebayo & Sherrill W. Hayes, and published by Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland.