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Richard Dwomoh

Richard DwomohRichard Dwomoh completed his MA in Political Science at Windsor in 2014, and is currently Projects Manager for Amnesty International Norway. His duties and responsibilities include developing, managing, and monitoring implementation of AI Norway projects, as well as evaluating and reporting on projects within the AI Norway communication and marketing department. These include projects on human rights education, information and training; activist mobilization and empowerment; and an "individuals at risk" urgent cases campaign.

Richard is also a member of the advisory committee for AI Norway's Control Arms Campaign and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) teams.

Richard had this to say about his time at Windsor in the MA program and how it prepared him for his current position with Amnesty International:

"Although I mainly returned to an old job in Amnesty, my MA Political Science studies at UWindsor certainly made me a much better qualified, knowledgeable and confident person in my field of work. In fact, the totality of the master's program has significantly improved my writing and analytical skills, as well as broadened my scope of capabilities at work, making me a great resource to many of our human rights projects. My graduate courses on Political Economy and Globalization and the State have helped me contribute a great deal to our Human Rights and Business project; whereas the knowledge gained from my course on the Third World in International Relations (with focus on politics in the MENA region) and my major research paper, The Responsibility to Protect at Crossroads: Why the Use of Force in Libya But Not in Syria?, have already earned me an expert advisory position on the MENA team. I certainly feel a better person because of the rich experiences I derived from the MA Political Science program, and I have no doubt that these experiences and the specialist knowledge I was able to develop from my courses and research at Windsor will bring even greater opportunities my way in the future."