Jude Mutah is a program assistant at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Prior to joining USIP, Jude worked for the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC. as a contractor. He also worked for the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for scholars in the District of Columbia where he conducted in-depth research on conflict management and peacebuilding in Africa, and also provided support for research fellow Dr. James Schear, among other topics.
Jude is also a founder of the JM Foundation for Youth Advocacy, a not-for-profit and charitable organization that works to provide support to young people, underprivileged and orphans in Africa, starting from Cameroon. In this role, he leads the development and execution of humanitarian activities that have so far benefited at least 30 young people, including orphans and the underprivileged in Cameroon.
His research interest is rule of law, and specifically, the role of transitional justice systems in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and has published research papers on conflict prevention and peacebuilding in Cameroon.
Jude holds a Licence en Droit from Yaoundé University in Cameroon; Master of Advanced Studies in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the University of Basel, Switzerland; and a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.