The Advisory Council (or other name) serves as a critical community champion of the Center for Media and Peace Initiatives. Members of the Advisory Council share their gifts in service to our mission by providing our organization with their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge; their vast network of connections to local, national or international resources, colleagues or peers; their philanthropic support or other forms of needed assistance to CMPI.
Ambassador Folake Marcus Bello is a distinguished Nigerian lawyer, diplomat, politician, and entrepreneur.
Henry Ukazu is a Nigerian lawyer and activist based in New York City.
Robert Shick, Ph.D., M.P.A. has extensive experience in the public sector as a senior administrator in New York City government, working in: contracting-out of government services, financial and budget management, policy analysis, information technology, and intergovernmental and community relations. Shick’s research interests and publications are in the areas of privatization and the contracting-out of government services, nonprofit management, and organizational development. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal for Health and Human Services Administration and the Journal of Administrative Sciences.
Edmund J. Janniger is the Director of the International Security Forum, an institution established under the patronage of Poland’s Minister of National Defense, and is the Deputy Chief of Staff (Parliament) to Minister Antoni Macierewicz since 2015. Mr. Janniger has also served as Advisor to the Minister of National Defense; his work has encompassed academic affairs and global engagement. He holds the record as the youngest sub-cabinet official in Poland’s history. Mr. Janniger maintains an adjunct appointment at Marconi University, and was elected by the full Rutgers University Senate to three terms on its Executive Committee. Mr. Janniger splits his time between the Warsaw and New York metropolitan areas, has one young Italian Mastiff, and is an avid hiker.
Nita Wiggins is a twenty-year broadcast journalism veteran of American television, in both the sports and news realms. Since 2009 she has been a journalism trainer at the reputed L’Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Paris (Paris, France), where she teaches American Principles and Practices of Journalism (and Sports Journalism), the masters-level curriculum she created. In Paris, she has appeared on France 24’s television broadcasts, dissecting the results of the 2016 presidential election, the debate performances of the two candidates, and the impact of the life of Muhammad Ali after his death in June 2016. She has been interviewed by France’s RMC and RFI radio outlets to discuss topics as diverse as Pres. Donald Trump’s visit to France in July 2017 and her assessment of African American life 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize.
Sylvester Onyeneho, Ph.D., M.P.H. serves as a Department Head at the Dunwoody College of Technology. He is a food safety and security consultant.
Doris Ngozi Morah, Ph.D. is an academic on faculty at the Mass Communication Department of Madonna University.