• Participants at the conference on human trafficking
  • HIPSIR Alumni, Mr Radek Malinowski giving a key note address
  • Planting of a tree blessed by Pope Francis during his visit to Kenya in November 2015
  • Planting of a tree blessed by Pope Francis during his visit to Kenya in November 2015
  • Conference participants
  • The chair of AFCAST, Fr. Peter John Pearson from South Africa giving his presentation
  • A tree planting ceremony to mark HIPSIR's 10th Anniversary. In the background is ​M​ama Anne Mkapa
  • Mr. Richard Barno, Director of CEWARN, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Dr. Elias Omondi, SJ, Director HIPSIR, Nairobi Kenya. The two directors signed an MoU that opens up collaboration between the two institutions in the areas of research, training and publication.
  • CEWARN participants with some of HIPSIR staff pose to take a group photo at HIPSIR grounds.
  • CEWARN participants undertake a group discussion
  • H.E. Dr. Aisha Larabi Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs, African Union makes a presentation during the TJ Conference​
  • H.E Benjamin Mkapa arriving at the conference in the company of Rev. Dr. Elias Omondi, SJ(HIPSIR Director)
  • H.E Benjamin Mkapa, the former president of Tanzania and Dr. Joseph Afulo, SJ, Provincial (AOR), during the International Conference at HIPSIR

Welcome To HIPSIR

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) offers MA degree in Peace Studies and International Relations. HIPSIR also offers accredited certificate courses in conflict analysis, transitional justice, human rights and good governance; peacebuilding, conflict resolution and reconciliation; Catholic Social Teaching; refugee, migration and peacebuilding; leadership and management, among others.... Read More

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Objective
The general objective of the Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations is to train men and women to provide instruction and expertise in peace building and conflict resolution at a high-quality tertiary education level.

Vision
To build a society where human dignity is respected, human rights promoted, faith and justice upheld, economic and natural resources shared equitably, international relations founded on principles that promote and respect human life, individuals and institution in power are held accountable, and academic excellence is pursued with the aim of achieving full human potential for good.

Mission
The Institute aims to realize its vision through integral human formation based on academic excellence, training in the theory and practice of peacebuilding and international relations, policy research, conflict monitoring, foreign policy analysis, advocacy, research and publication as well as inculcation of spiritual values.

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Our MA Program
The MA program at HIPSIR has received and graduated students from diverse religious and political affiliations coming from different parts of Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Our students have come from Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Cameroun, North and South Sudan, Zambia, Eritrea, Burkina Faso, Central Africa Republic, Ghana, Poland, Ireland, India, Costa Rica, Korea, Indonesia and Venezuela... Read More

 

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International Conference on Human Trafficking

International Conference on Human Trafficking

HIPSIR held an international conference on human trafficking on 1st December 2015. The presentations examined the phenomenon of human trafficking in Africa, the changing trends and diverse category of affected victims, as well as measures to curb. The conference was...

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H​IPSIR -CEWARN ​launches certificate course in peace studies and conflict resolution​ 8th Dec 2015​

IGAD’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) in collaboration with the Nairobi-based Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) will launch a certificate course in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at the HIPSIR Campus in Nairobi on...

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HIPSIR Roundtable Discussion Series

Round table Discussion on Political Leadership as Accountability to Citizens On Thursday December 2, 2015 HIPSIR brought together a select group for a round table discussion on political leadership as accountability to citizens. The individuals represented civil society, academia, local and...

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November 2015 Public Forum

Pope Francis will be visiting Kenya this November. He has openly spoken on diverse social justice issues facing the world today. HIPSIR's public forum for this November will focus on the Pope's Encyclical,Laudato Si (Latin for 'Praise be to you...

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Human Trafficking Conference

Topic: Human Trafficking in Africa: How can we respond? Date: Tue 1st December 2015 Time: 8:30 - 4:30pm Venue: HIPSIR, Riara Rd, Nairobi   Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR), Hekima University College, in collaboration with the African Forum for Catholic Social...

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Hekima Monthly Peace Forum

INVITATION Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR), Hekima University College, a constituent college of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, invites you to its monthly forum: What does the Garisa Attack Tell Us? Exploring Spaces for Social Engagement &...

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Call for MA Applications

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International  Relations (HIPSIR)                      HEKIMA COLLEGE A constituent college of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa             Call for Applications   The Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) is now...

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International Conference

The International Conference on Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies in Africa was held at the Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) on 8th - 9th October, 2014. The conference attracted approximately 400 participants from the continents of...

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