Jose Cossa

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Research Associate/Evaluator
Location Syracuse, Central New York, United States
Introduction To describe oneself is to make oneself susceptible to the foolishness that there is such a thing as knowing oneself. As an African, I have come to the realization that defining oneself is impossible without a definition of those who bring meaning to existence--A mhunu i mhunu ka vhanu. If you want to know who I am, you will have to look at the two most beautiful people (in and out) who surround me, my wife and my daughter; look at those whose influence has been remarkable in my life; then, look at yourself and how you fit in my journey. It is a reflection of all of you that makes who I am.
Interests Power dynamics (I have developed five categories, which I intend to investigate further), international organizations, policy analysis, system transfer (educational, cultural, political, and technological), international political economy, African renaissance, human rights, peace and conflict, social justice, religion and ethics, leadership theories and organizational culture, and other related areas in the social sciences and humanities.
Favorite Music All black music genres and all drum-based world music. I also enjoy Latin, Hellenic, and Indian music.
Favorite Books Power Politics and Higher Education in Southern Africa