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Mwangi Thuita

1st-Year MPP

Mwangi Thuita comes to The Pearson Institute after working as a program assistant at the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network, where he focused on grant writing and communications. There, he also hosted a podcast focused on peacebuilding in Africa. He has previously worked with the National Counter Terrorism Center in Nairobi, Kenya and as an English teacher in Marmanet and Nairobi, Kenya. 

Thuita holds a BA in government and philosophy from Cornell University and studied abroad in Lebanon and Cambodia. He speaks Spanish, Swahili and Arabic. At The Pearson Institute, Thuita works as a research assistant for Professor Raul Sanchez de la Sierra and is a leader of Root of Conflict, a podcast collaboration between The Pearson Institute and UChicago Public Policy Podcasts (UC3P).

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.