The Vice Chancellor Professor Wainaina, the Chief Guest The First Secretary Political Affairs First Secretary Security and Rule of Law at the Embassy of The Kingdom of Netherlands to Nairobi Kenya, and The Head of Cameroonian Diplomatic Mission in Kenya Dr Vivian Nain Kuma, joined in a group photo by other guests, the University Management Team and the those who contributed chapters to the book.
Courtesy Call Group Photo, at the Centre is the Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University, Professor Paul Wainaina, to his immediate right is Ms Kirtsten Hommes, The First Secretary for Political Affairs at the Embassy of The Kingdom of Netherlands to Nairobi Kenya, following by The Dean of the School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies, Prof. Lucy Maina, and The Registrar Corporate Affairs, Professor Grace Bunyi. To the Vice Chancellor’s immediate left is The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Outreach Professor Frederick Gravenir, followed by The Chairperson, of the Department of International Relations, Conflict & Strategic Studies Dr Felistus Kinyanjui and Dr James Nyawo, a Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, Conflict & Strategic Studies. [23 August 2019]
Courtesy Call to the Vice Challencor, Professor Paul Wainaina, far left is Professor Frederick Gravenir, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Outreach (RIO), followed by Prof. Lucy Maina, The Dean of the School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies and Dr Felistus Kinyanjui, The Chairperson, Department of International Relations, Conflict and Strategic Studies and Dr James Nyawo, Co-editor of the book and Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, Conflict and Strategic Studies, 23 August 2019.
MAJOR GENERAL SAMUEL NANDWA, DEPUTY CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES INTRODUCES SENIOR KENYA MILITARY ACADEMY TO PROF. PAUL WAINAINA, VICE CHANCELLOR KENYATTA UNIVERSITY.
SENIOR KENYA MILITARY ACADEMY STAFF ALONGSIDE THEIR COUNTERPARTS FROM KENYATTA UNIVERSITY JOIN THE CHIEF GUEST MAJOR GENERAL SAMUEL NANDWA AND PROF. PAUL WAINAINA, VICE CHANCELLOR KENYATTA UNIVERSITY IN SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM DURING THE MATRICULATION CEREMONY FOR KMA-07 HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY'S AMPHITHEATRE
Kenyatta University - Hosted International Criminal Law Experts to discuss the prospects, challenges and the future of International Criminal Justice in Africa since the Adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998. 23-24 September 2018.
Professor Viktor Marsai, from the National University of Public Service Budapest, Hungary delivering a Public Lecture on the Security situation in the Horn of Africa, at Kenyatta University, School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies, Staff members and post-graduate students.
Kenyatta University Post-Graduate Students Attended United Nations Day Celebrations – at the United Nations Office in Nairobi Kenya.

The contemporary international system is characterized by constant expansion of human activities such as trade and industry, transport and telecommunication, political process, migration, and culture. States are no longer the only significant actors on the global stage. International organizations, multinational corporations, and private groups have emerged as equally significant actors whose actions shape trends on the global scene. Critical issues of international politics, diplomacy, economics, finance, security, environment and media constantly arise on the global scene. Issues, events and policies at global levels affect both national levels as well as individuals. This contemporary world order continues to generate opportunities but also new complex challenges that go beyond national boundaries. International Relations programme at Kenyatta University is a rigorous, dynamic and multifaceted discipline that engages learners on issues that that characterize the contemporary world order. The programme is founded on theory and practice, aimed at producing sophisticated and analytical minds capable of rigorous scientific research on issues that are constantly emerging on the global scene. Graduates are also equipped with practical competencies for policy responses to the global issues.
Vision
The department aims to be a global centre for cutting-edge teaching and research in diplomacy and international affairs.   
Mission
The mission of the department is to train highly skilled experts with competencies for careers in academia, research, policy and foreign and diplomatic affairs.

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A Word from the Chairperson

Dr. Boniface Muoka
Today, more than ever in world history, the need for scholars and practitioners in the interest of peace is higher than ever. The department offers a conducive teaching and learning environment for those interested in engaging in theory and practice of peace and conflict management. Our graduates are recruited to work with interpersonal and community relations in the diverse fields of law, community organizations, NGOs, FBOs, civil service and in the teaching profession. 

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a). Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy
The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations is a unique programme that blends theory and practice in the areas international relations theory, diplomacy, International Political economy, Foreign policy analysis and formulation, global conflicts and gender issues in international Relations. The programme rigorously prepares those seeking to enter into academic and research careers as well as those interested advancing their professional competencies as diplomats, foreign policy experts, international governmental organizations, and international civil society and interest groups. Thus the programme aims at producing postgraduates grounded in theories and debates on international affairs; knowledge about international policy issues, global processes and actors. Our graduates are capable of critical analysis of contemporary international policy issues and with practical skills for policy formulation, analysis and advocacy, diplomatic negotiation, mediation, and diplomatic communication. 

Modes : Full-time: Main Campus
    Part-time: City, Nakuru, Mombasa, and Embu Campus
    CEP: Main campus
    DSVOL: Main, Mombasa and City Campuses
Minimum Entry Requirements
Bachelor of Arts (International Relations and Diplomacy OR Political Science) degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper or Lower Division) from any recognized University.
Those with Bachelor of Arts degree in related disciplines such as History, Political Philosophy/Theory, International Law or Economics will be also be considered.
Course Duration: Two Years

b). Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Management
Modes :Full-time: Main Campus
      Part-time: City Campus
     CEP: Main campus
     DSVOL: Main, Mombasa and City Campuses
Minimum Entry Requirements
Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper or Lower Division) from Kenyatta University or any other recognized by the university senate. Those who are eligible to apply are fresh graduates in the disciplines of conflict and peace, political, development and gender studies, history, sociology, law, international relations, public policy and administration and personnel working with civil societies, government and the public sector interested in pursuing the discipline of peace and conflict.
Course Duration: Two Years

 

c). Doctor of Philosophy in Peace and Conflict Management
     Modes : Full-time: Main Campus
     Part-time: City , Nakuru, Embu and Mombasa Campus
Minimum Entry Requirements.
Holder of Master’s degree of Kenyatta University or equivalent qualifications from any other University recognized by Kenyatta University Senate as being an institution of comparable status to that of Kenyatta University with a course work component in any one of the following specializations: peace, conflict, political, development and gender studies, history, sociology, international relations, public policy and administration and any other related field.
Holder of a Master’s degree in a closely related area of specialization and has at least three years’ postgraduate research experience or teaching in the subject area, and can provide evidence of research capability.
Course Duration: Three years

d). Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations and Diplomacy
Modes :
        Full-time: Main, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kericho and Embu Campus
Minimum Entry Requirements
Holders of Master of Arts (International Relations and Diplomacy or Political Science) degree or any related discipline from a recognized University by Senate.
Course Duration: Three years

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