Ernest Ogbozor

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Ernest Ogbozor

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


Office Phone: 571-551-1841

Dr. Ernest N. Ogbozor is a scholar-practitioner of conflict resolution, international development, and humanitarian action. He is a visiting scholar at the Center for Peacemaking Practice, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University (GMU). His research addresses two fundamental questions: to understand the micro-level impact of conflict and the strategies used by local communities to cope with violence and protect their livelihoods. His teachings include humanitarian action in conflict, livelihood and conflict, conflict analysis and resolution, and economics for development professionals. He taught at Northeastern University, George Mason University, and Brandeis University. He has several years of practice experience with international organizations focusing on humanitarian relief, international humanitarian law, human rights, livelihood protection, and enterprise development. He worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), Enterprise for Development International (EfDI), and TechnoServe Inc. He was a recipient of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship. He received his BA degree in Agricultural Economics (Nigeria), MBA in International Business Management (Nigeria), MA in Sustainable International Development (Brandeis University), MDiv in Practical Theology (Virginia Theological Seminary), and a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (George Mason University).

Conflict Resolution, International Development, Humanitarian Action, and Peacebuilding

My current research explores the impact of Boko Haram on local communities and the resilience of households to threats from extremist groups in the Lake Chad Basin.

Ogbozor E.N. (2019) “Co-existence in Boko Haram’s Caliphate: Making a Living in Militant Controlled Areas in Rural Borno, Nigeria” (Undergoing review - African Journal for the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism, AJPCT).

Ogbozor E.N (2019). From Counter-terrorism to Livelihood Destruction: Factors Causing Systemic and Continuing Destruction of Livelihoods in the Lake Chad Basin (Undergoing review – African Journal for the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism, AJPCT).

Ogbozor, E. N., Mara L. Schoeny, and Andrew E. Baer. "Preventing torture for people deprived of freedom: The Atlantic Hope and Black Swan Prison Model." Torture Journal 27.1. 2017.

Ogbozor, E.N. “Understanding the Informal Security Sector in Nigeria.” Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace, 2016. 

PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution