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Aaida A. Mamuji

School of Administrative Studies

Assistant Professor

Office: Atkinson College, 250
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 33875
Emailamamuji@yorku.ca


Area of Specialization

Disaster & Emergency Management

Degrees

PhD, Public Administration, University of Ottawa
Masters of Arts, Globalization Studies, McMaster University
Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development:
  • Policy Advisor, September 2014-March 2015
  • Lead policy advisor on the humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the lead coordinator of United Nations General Assembly resolutions on humanitarian issues.
  • Cadieux-Léger Fellow, December 2013-September 2014
  • Engaged in projects exploring the implications of open government and Open Data on foreign policy and development, and the intersection between Canada’s promotion of religious freedom abroad and the respect of human rights.
Research Assistant at the University of Ottawa
Assisted the rapporteur of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) Project Group on Safety and Security in producing an edited publication on comparative public administration in crisis situations. Participated as assistant researcher through the Centre of Governance at the University of Ottawa on the World Bank Institute's (WBI) Leadership for Results initiatives.
Human Capital Consultant at Ernst & Young, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Engaged in complete management consulting and organization restructuring projects for various organizations, including international trading companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Community Contributions

Program Coordinator for Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada
Assisted with the organization of the 16 Days of Action campaign, in collaboration with Crime Prevention Ottawa and Ottawa’s Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW)

North America Spokesperson for PeaceMidan

Participated in frequent media interviews (online, radio, television and print) to promote PeaceMidan, an Ottawa-based grassroots organization seeking to promote intellectual engagement, social entrepreneurship and sustainable development in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

Environmental Sustainability Liaison for Leadership Incorporated

Instilled sensitivity for environmental issues among high school students & encouraged development of relevant youth-run programs through leadership and business skills training. Organized "GO GREEN," Kuwait’s Amazing Environmental Race, where over 400 participants engaged in eco-friendly activities around Kuwait; event saw extensive media coverage.

World Health Organization Intern

Drafted a proposal for a new recording system to gauge domestic injury trends in Yemeni hospitals; proposal accepted. Networked with focal points for violence prevention, including various ministries, UNDP and UNICEF.

Research Interests

Public Administration , Emergency Management , Humanitarian Assistance , International Development, Coordination

All Publications

Book Chapters

Mamuji, A. Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance within Donor Countries: A Canadian Perspective, in Dealing with Disaster: Public Capacities for Crisis and Contingency Management (provisional title), David Brown and Jacek Czaputowicz, eds.

Touchant, L. and Mamuji, A. (forthcoming) . Theoretical Perspectives on Disasters, in Dealing with Disaster: Public Capacities for Crisis and Contingency Management (provisional title), David Brown and Jacek Czaputowicz, eds.

Kenny C. and Mamuji, A. (forthcoming) . Resettling Syrian Refugees in Canada: An Examination of Government-Partner Agency Collaboration in Policy Planning and Implementation, in Resettlement Challenges for Displaced Population and Refugees, Ali Asgary, ed.

Journal Articles

Etkin, D., Mamuji, A. and Lee, C. (2018) . Disaster Risk Analysis Part 1: The Importance of Including Rare Events. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Mamuji, A. and Etkin, D. (Accepted February 2018) . Disaster Risk Analysis Part 2: The Systemic Underestimation of Risk. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Kchouk, B. and Mamuji, A. (2018) . Regime Change and Elite Behavior: The Case of the 2010-2011 Tunisian Uprisings. The Journal of North African Studies.

Mamuji A. and Kchouk, B. (2017) . Not all Natural Disasters are Covered Equal: A Focus on Canadian Media. Revue Governance. 14-2, 46–71.

Mamuji, A. (2014) . Understanding Donor Behaviour: Actors and Processes in Disaster-Relief Decision-Making. Revue Governance. pp. 1-21.

Mamuji, A. (2012) Canadian Military Involvement in Humanitarian Assistance: Progress and Prudence in Natural Disaster Response. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. 18-2, pp. 208-224.

Conference Papers

Mamuji, A. and Rozdilsky, J. Toronto, Ontario. XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology. (July 2018) . Hosting Wildfire Evacuees: Response Generated Demands in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Mamuji, A. and Asgary, A. Toronto, Ontario. Teaching in Focus – Teaching Commons. (April 2018) . Enhancing Student Learning through Virtual Reality: Experiences of York University’s Disaster & Emergency Management Program.

Mamuji, A. and Rozdilsky, J. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) Annual Conference. (October 2017) . Understanding Issues Faced by Residents of Fort McMurray during the 2016 Wildfire Evacuations: A Focus on the Muslim Community.

Etkin, D. and Mamuji, A. Montreal, Québec. Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) Annual Conference. (November 2016) . Risk Matrices: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Mamuji, A. and Asgary, A. Emmetsburg, Maryland. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Symposium on Higher Education. (June 2015) . Bringing Disasters to Class: Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Student Learning.

New Orleans, Louisiana. American Society of Public Administration, ASPA. (March 2013) . Understanding International Disaster-Relief Decisions: A Canadian Perspective.

Ottawa, ON. Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, CAPPA. (May 2012) . Deciding at Disaster Onset: The Pervasiveness of Ideas in Canada's International Disaster Responses.

Merida, Mexico. International Institute of Administrative Sciences, IIAS. (June 2012) . How Canada Responds to Natural Disasters Abroad: A Model of Collaboration.

Mamuji, A. Ottawa, ON. University of Ottawa Public Administration Graduate Student Conference. (April 2012) . Civil-Military Collaboration in Natural Disaster Response: Conversations with Canadian Public Servants.

Mamuji, A. Montreal, QC. Intervention and Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-First Century, University of Montreal & McGill University.(March 2012). Canada’s Responses to Natural Disasters Abroad: Progress and Prudence in Canadian Military Involvement in Humanitarian Assistance.

Toronto, ON. Canadian Public Administration in the Twenty-First Century. (May 2011) . Whole-of-Government or Hole in Government? Towards Understanding the Dwindling ‘Voice’ of CIDA through Discursive Institutionalism.

Research Reports

Rozdilsky, J. L. and Mamuji, A. Kamloops as Host City. (2018) . 2017 Wildfires in British Columbia: Response-Generated Demands in the City of Kamloops. York University DEM Community Research. Research funded by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.

Champagne, E., Hart-Poliquin, S., Hayat, S., Mamuji, A., Randrianarivelo, B., Winning, K. (2015) . Coaching for Results: The Kind of Change Results Coaches Facilitate and the Tactics they use to do so. Center on Governance Research Paper Series, 01/15/EN.

Area of Specialization

Disaster & Emergency Management

Degrees

PhD, Public Administration, University of Ottawa
Masters of Arts, Globalization Studies, McMaster University
Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development:
  • Policy Advisor, September 2014-March 2015
  • Lead policy advisor on the humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the lead coordinator of United Nations General Assembly resolutions on humanitarian issues.
  • Cadieux-Léger Fellow, December 2013-September 2014
  • Engaged in projects exploring the implications of open government and Open Data on foreign policy and development, and the intersection between Canada’s promotion of religious freedom abroad and the respect of human rights.
Research Assistant at the University of Ottawa
Assisted the rapporteur of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) Project Group on Safety and Security in producing an edited publication on comparative public administration in crisis situations. Participated as assistant researcher through the Centre of Governance at the University of Ottawa on the World Bank Institute's (WBI) Leadership for Results initiatives.
Human Capital Consultant at Ernst & Young, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Engaged in complete management consulting and organization restructuring projects for various organizations, including international trading companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Community Contributions

Program Coordinator for Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada
Assisted with the organization of the 16 Days of Action campaign, in collaboration with Crime Prevention Ottawa and Ottawa’s Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW)

North America Spokesperson for PeaceMidan

Participated in frequent media interviews (online, radio, television and print) to promote PeaceMidan, an Ottawa-based grassroots organization seeking to promote intellectual engagement, social entrepreneurship and sustainable development in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

Environmental Sustainability Liaison for Leadership Incorporated

Instilled sensitivity for environmental issues among high school students & encouraged development of relevant youth-run programs through leadership and business skills training. Organized "GO GREEN," Kuwait’s Amazing Environmental Race, where over 400 participants engaged in eco-friendly activities around Kuwait; event saw extensive media coverage.

World Health Organization Intern

Drafted a proposal for a new recording system to gauge domestic injury trends in Yemeni hospitals; proposal accepted. Networked with focal points for violence prevention, including various ministries, UNDP and UNICEF.

Research Interests:

Public Administration , Emergency Management , Humanitarian Assistance , International Development, Coordination

All Publications

Book Chapters

Mamuji, A. Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance within Donor Countries: A Canadian Perspective, in Dealing with Disaster: Public Capacities for Crisis and Contingency Management (provisional title), David Brown and Jacek Czaputowicz, eds.

Touchant, L. and Mamuji, A. (forthcoming) . Theoretical Perspectives on Disasters, in Dealing with Disaster: Public Capacities for Crisis and Contingency Management (provisional title), David Brown and Jacek Czaputowicz, eds.

Kenny C. and Mamuji, A. (forthcoming) . Resettling Syrian Refugees in Canada: An Examination of Government-Partner Agency Collaboration in Policy Planning and Implementation, in Resettlement Challenges for Displaced Population and Refugees, Ali Asgary, ed.

Journal Articles

Etkin, D., Mamuji, A. and Lee, C. (2018) . Disaster Risk Analysis Part 1: The Importance of Including Rare Events. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Mamuji, A. and Etkin, D. (Accepted February 2018) . Disaster Risk Analysis Part 2: The Systemic Underestimation of Risk. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Kchouk, B. and Mamuji, A. (2018) . Regime Change and Elite Behavior: The Case of the 2010-2011 Tunisian Uprisings. The Journal of North African Studies.

Mamuji A. and Kchouk, B. (2017) . Not all Natural Disasters are Covered Equal: A Focus on Canadian Media. Revue Governance. 14-2, 46–71.

Mamuji, A. (2014) . Understanding Donor Behaviour: Actors and Processes in Disaster-Relief Decision-Making. Revue Governance. pp. 1-21.

Mamuji, A. (2012) Canadian Military Involvement in Humanitarian Assistance: Progress and Prudence in Natural Disaster Response. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. 18-2, pp. 208-224.

Conference Papers

Mamuji, A. and Rozdilsky, J. Toronto, Ontario. XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology. (July 2018) . Hosting Wildfire Evacuees: Response Generated Demands in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Mamuji, A. and Asgary, A. Toronto, Ontario. Teaching in Focus – Teaching Commons. (April 2018) . Enhancing Student Learning through Virtual Reality: Experiences of York University’s Disaster & Emergency Management Program.

Mamuji, A. and Rozdilsky, J. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) Annual Conference. (October 2017) . Understanding Issues Faced by Residents of Fort McMurray during the 2016 Wildfire Evacuations: A Focus on the Muslim Community.

Etkin, D. and Mamuji, A. Montreal, Québec. Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) Annual Conference. (November 2016) . Risk Matrices: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Mamuji, A. and Asgary, A. Emmetsburg, Maryland. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Symposium on Higher Education. (June 2015) . Bringing Disasters to Class: Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Student Learning.

New Orleans, Louisiana. American Society of Public Administration, ASPA. (March 2013) . Understanding International Disaster-Relief Decisions: A Canadian Perspective.

Ottawa, ON. Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, CAPPA. (May 2012) . Deciding at Disaster Onset: The Pervasiveness of Ideas in Canada's International Disaster Responses.

Merida, Mexico. International Institute of Administrative Sciences, IIAS. (June 2012) . How Canada Responds to Natural Disasters Abroad: A Model of Collaboration.

Mamuji, A. Ottawa, ON. University of Ottawa Public Administration Graduate Student Conference. (April 2012) . Civil-Military Collaboration in Natural Disaster Response: Conversations with Canadian Public Servants.

Mamuji, A. Montreal, QC. Intervention and Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-First Century, University of Montreal & McGill University.(March 2012). Canada’s Responses to Natural Disasters Abroad: Progress and Prudence in Canadian Military Involvement in Humanitarian Assistance.

Toronto, ON. Canadian Public Administration in the Twenty-First Century. (May 2011) . Whole-of-Government or Hole in Government? Towards Understanding the Dwindling ‘Voice’ of CIDA through Discursive Institutionalism.

Research Reports

Rozdilsky, J. L. and Mamuji, A. Kamloops as Host City. (2018) . 2017 Wildfires in British Columbia: Response-Generated Demands in the City of Kamloops. York University DEM Community Research. Research funded by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.

Champagne, E., Hart-Poliquin, S., Hayat, S., Mamuji, A., Randrianarivelo, B., Winning, K. (2015) . Coaching for Results: The Kind of Change Results Coaches Facilitate and the Tactics they use to do so. Center on Governance Research Paper Series, 01/15/EN.


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