Professor of Social Science at the University of Khartoum

He obtained a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1997 and his master’s degree in psychology from the University of Khartoum in 1987. Haroon served as the director of the University of Khartoum’s Peace Research Institute (PRI) from 2010 to 2017. He was also the founding editor-in-chief of Discourse, a bi-annual PRI-refereed journal released in both Arabic and English on issues relating to conflict, peace, public policy and social knowledge from 2013 to 2017. Haroon has made valued contributions to journalism and a wider public, political and intellectual sphere, and has written extensively in both Arabic and English.