Born January 1st, 1960, in the Western Sudanese state of Northern Kordofan, Mohamed Mahjoub Haroon is married, and a father of four daughters. Currently living in Khartoum, Sudan, he teaches social science at the University of Khartoum (UofK). He is also the Director of the UofK’s Peace Research Institute (PRI) since January 2010. M Haroon is the founding editor-in-chief of Discourse,a PRIbi-annual referred journal on issues relating to conflict, peace, public policy and social knowledge. M Haroon is fluent in Arabic, English and fairly good in French.