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Jok Madut Jok


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Jok Madut Jok is an undersecretary in South Sudan's Ministry of Culture and Heritage, as well as a professor of African studies in the department of History at Loyola Marymount University in California and executive director of the Sudd Institute. He previously has been a senior fellow at the United States Institute for Peace and a fellow of the Rift Valley Institute. Jok was born and raised in Sudan and studied in Egypt and the United States. He has worked in aid and development, first as a humanitarian aid worker and subsequently as a consultant for various aid agencies. He has previously received a USIP grant and a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship, where he presented ideas to policymakers and conducted consultancies on post-war reconstruction and violence against women, all emphasizing peace building. He is trained in anthropology of health and has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.