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The Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor P. Mapfumo is pleased to announce the promotion of Professor Mediel Hove (pictured above) to the Associate Professor Grade with effect from 1 July 2018.  Professor Hove joined the University of Zimbabwe in 2005 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. He became a permanent lecturer in 2012 and Senior Lecturer in 2016.  Prior to this, he worked at Great Zimbabwe University (Admin. Welfare), ZiCHRe (Researcher) and the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture (secondary school teacher). His research interests include: conflict, peacebuilding, security, development and strategic studies. He holds a PhD in Peacebuilding (Durban University of Technology-2016), a Master of Arts Degree in War and Strategic Studies (2007) and a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in History (2003), all from the  University of Zimbabwe; Bachelor of Technology Education and Management Degree (Technikon Pretoria-2001), Diploma in Personnel Management (IPMZ-2003), Diploma in Education at secondary level (Mutare Teachers’ College-1997), Certificate in Security Sector Governance (University of the Witwatersrand-2014), and Certificates in: Community Development and Humanitarian Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation (2008), all from the University of Zimbabwe.  Some of his recent articles and book reviews are published in: Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, Journal of Asian and African Studies, International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, African Security Review, Democracy and Security, Jadavpur Journal of International Relations, Conflict Studies Quarterly, Insight on Africa, Migration and Development, Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies, SAGE Open, Contemporary Arab Affairs Journal, Journal of International Security and Development, Democratization, African Studies Quarterly and Journal of Arid Environments among others.  He is also the current University of Zimbabwe Association of University Teachers (AUT) Secretary General.

On behalf of the University Community and his own behalf, the Acting Vice Chancellor wishes Professor Hove a successful academic career in his new role as University Professor.

Makorokoto! Congratulations! Amhlope!!

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