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Marcel Kitissou

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences and Public Policy

Degree Program Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration

Marcel Kitissou holds a PhD in Political Science from Syracuse University and a doctorate in Contemporary History from the University of Bordeaux, France. Other graduate and professional degrees include African Studies (University of Bordeaux), Public Management (International Institute of Public Administration, Paris), National Defense Policy (University of Nice), and the Sociology of Politics and Collective Action (University of Bordeaux). He taught in the Cohort PhD program in Public Policy and Social Change at Union Institute & University; served as Faculty Director of the Global Humanitarian Action Program at George Mason University, Executive Director of the Africa Faith and Justice Network (Washington, DC); Director of the P.E.A.C.E. Institute at the SUNY-Oswego; Director of the Institut Supérieur de Presse de l’Entente and Associate Director at the National School of Public Administration in Togo. He served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International-USA (2012-2015). His current activities include a position of Regional Scholar Affiliate with the Institute for African Development at Cornell University, Contributing Faculty in the PhD Program of the School of Public Policy and Administration at Walden University, Adjunct Professor in the Africana Studies Department at The University at Albany, and member of the editorial board of several journals. His research and publications focus on international security, the politics of water, hunger and political stability, and China’s presence in Africa. Some of his articles can be accessed at the websites of his organization, the International Consortium for Geopolitical Studies of the Sahel, at and,

Courses Taught

PPA 9000 - Dissertation


PhD, Syracuse University

DEA (Master's Equivalent), Institute of Political Studies, Univserity of Bordeaux, France

Graduate professional diploma (Master's Equivalent), Institut International d'Administration Publique, Paris, France

DESS (Professional Graduate Degree-Master's Equivalent), School of Law, Economics and Management, University of Nice, France

Awards / Honors

Grant of the Corporation for National Service to s, Corporation for National Service, 2000

Most Outstanding Advisor 1999-2000 by the Leadersh, SUNY-Oswego, 2000