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M Karna L Cohen

Doctoral Student, Social Scientist
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I couldn't have picked a better program. Payson has simply been an exceptional education and personal opportunity. The staff, professors and colleagues have and always are second to none.
  • B.A., Loyola University, History, 1998
  • B.A., Tulane University, Anthropology, 1998
  • M.S., Payson Center for International Development, Tulane University, 2005
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Payson Center for International Development, Tulane Univerity
Selected Publications: 
  • Mass Atrocities Risk Assessment in Africa Fall 2011 – by David Coad and M. Karna L. Cohen, 2011

Presidential Executive Directive to assess propensity for Mass Atrocity in Africa, in support of conference in November 2011, Oberammergau, Germany, hosted by the U.S. Africa and European Commands; J2 U.S. AFRICOM.

  • Partnership for African Economic Growth and Opportunity – by Stephen Lande and M. Karna L. Cohen, 2010

An African Regional Economic Community (REC) economic growth initiative centered on recommendations in the area of U.S.-Africa trade policy and U.S. development agency programming (under Congressional review for proposed legislation in support of African Economic Growth and Integration); Manchester Trade.

  • "Regional Integration: Crucial For Africa’s Growth and Stability" – by Stephen Lande and M. Karna L. Cohen, 2010

On the benefits of Regional Economic Communities in Africa, published in the African Analyst Quarterly Magazine, January/February 2010, South Africa, Shikana Media publications; Manchester Trade.

  • Unintended Consequences of U.S. Sanctions on Sudan, on South Sudan – by M. Karna L. Cohen, 2009

Paper composed of solely-managed original, ground-level research, key informant interviews and secondary data; published   jointly with National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), USA*Engage, Manchester Trade, and Executive Research Associates.

  • Challenges of Unintended Consequences of US-Sudan Sanction Regime on South Sudan by M. Karna L. Cohen, 2009 

Presentation delivered at conference hosted by the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), USA*Engage, Manchester Trade, Executive Research Associates, Washington, D.C.

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Resource Management in South Sudan in Advance of the 2011 Referendum - by M. Karna L. Cohen,  2009                                                        

Presentation delivered at the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), Washington, D.C.        

  • China-Africa Strategic Business Review - Editor, 2009

Editor and contributor to monthly business magazine on China-Africa business relations published by Executive Research Associates, South Africa.

  • China-Africa Mining Report - Editor, 2009

Editor and contributor to report based upon secondary data and issues of political economy published by Executive Research Associates, South Africa.

  • "Local Attitudes Towards Transitional Justice in Iraq- by M. Karna L. Cohen, 2008

Desk review for the International Center for Transitional Justice, New York, NY.

  • Evolving Relations: Trade, Development and Debt in China-Africa Relationsby M. Karna L. Cohen,2007

Presentation delivered at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Washington, D.C.

  • Corporate Accountability Management in Liberia - by M. Karna L. Cohen in partnership with World Monitors Inc.  2007

Original program developed for the Global Sullivan Principles in partnership with World Monitoring Inc. and senior representatives of the government of Liberia to implement performance monitoring, consulting and human & technical capacity building among endorsers and stakeholders.

  • Leverage Magazine, 2005 - 2007

Deputy Editor, Arts Editor, and contributing writer; published by Leon H. Sullivan Foundation.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and the Global Marketplaceby M. Karna L. Cohen, 2007

Presentation delivered at Jackson Kelly, PLLC, Charleston, Virginia.

Country Experience: 
South Africa
Sri Lanka
United Kingdom
United States

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