Class XII (2014-2015)

9. Christopher Zambakari

Sponsor Club: Club of Sun City West, Arizona, USA, District 5490
Host Club: Rotary Club of Redland Sunrise, Queensland, Australia, District 9630

Dr. Christopher Zambakari is a South Sudanese-American, who emigrated to the United Sates in 2001 as a refugee. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Arizona State University (USA), MBA in International Finance from University of Buckingham (UK), and a Doctorate in Law and Policy (LP.D) from Northeastern University (USA). Christopher served as the National Student Representative for the 27th Division of the American Psychological Association (2007-2009), Organizing Team Leader during Arizona State University’s Annual Summer Institute on Community (2006-2007), and Director of Career and Student Services at the European School of Economics New York (2008- 2010). He is one of the Board Members for the Sudan Studies Association (SSA) and the University-Community Partnership for Social Action Research (UCP-SARnet).

In 2007, he helped organize events and lobbied U.S. Congress to support the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Sudan. He is currently teaching as a Faculty in the Executive Global MBA and PhD Programs at Minhaj University Lahore (MUL) in Pakistan and at Cambridge Graduate University (CGU) in the United States. From October 2014 to February 2015, he worked with the Berghof Foundation in Germany on the National Dialogue Support in the Middle East and North Africa. At Berghof he conducted thematic research, contributed input papers, produced actor and position mappings, analyses on sequencing of democratic transitions, and conflicts in the Middle East (i.e. Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan) and North Africa (i.e. Sudan, Egypt, Tunisia). His research is in policy studies, political reform and socio-economic development, modern political and legal thought, governance and democracy, postcolonial violence, and nation-building projects in Africa and in the Middle East. His work has been published in law, economic, and public policy journals.