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Kone, Drissa

Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Associate Professor of Ministry and Conflict Resolution

Dr. Drissa Kone is currently an associate professor of conflict resolution and ministry at HJ International Graduate School for Peace and Public Leadership. Dr. Kone teaches varieties of courses in ministry and peace such as Diplomacy and faith diplomacy, Leadership and congregational development, Islam, ecumenism and interfaith, restorative and transitional Justice, spiritual formation and integration, formation, and self-care for peace professionals etc…

Dr. Kone has published several articles in the field of conflict resolution including two books.

Dr. Kone obtained his B.A. in Teaching in the Ivory Coast at the Félix Houphouët Boigny in 2007. He worked as a teacher before moving to the United States of America in 2008.

He earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) at HJI in 2012, and a Master of Arts in Diplomacy at Norwich University in Vermont in 2014, with a concentration in conflict management. 

He obtained his Doctoral of Ministry (D.Min.) at HJI, in 2026 with a concentration in peace and justice.

His research focuses on transformational leadership and effective management of cross-cultural conflict between communities. Since 2019, Dr. Kone has served as a visiting professor at the Ethnosociology Institute of the national university Felix Houphouët Boigny in the Ivory Coast.

In August 2020, Dr. Kone was appointed Chair of the Doctoral Ministry Program at HJI.