Tarek Assaad
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Mr. Mkanna is Captain in the Internal Security Forces (ISF) in Lebanon, where he serves as an officer in the planning and organization department responsible for setting plans and initiating studies regarding the evolution of police performance and well-being. He is also a member in the ISF strategic planning team. Mr. Mkanna has a strong commitment to public service and has played a key role in establishing new initiatives, policies and regulations to improve the overall image of ISF. In 2013 his team implemented a successful pilot policing project applying a community policing approach. The media highlighted this approach as a model that could be scaled nationally to improve public trust with the police in Lebanon. He is an instructor in a joint training program between police and a local nongovernmental organization highlighting the techniques and role of police in responding to domestic violence. He earned a Bachelor in Law from Lebanese University and a Master of Public Law from Sagesse University in Beirut. During his fellowship year at the Humphrey School Mr. Mkanna plans to broaden his knowledge in organizational development and human resources management with the goal of designing more robust human resource strategies and policies in accordance with ISF’s strategic plan.