Dr. Williams is a 2015-2016 Visiting Scholar at the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4). He is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Education at Gettysburg College, where he is also a member of the Globalization Studies and Public Policy programs. His research centers on school/structural violence and youth empowerment in Trinidad. During this year, he will begin work on his book and collect data via a critical youth participatory action research project (over a 7-month period in Trinidad). Hakim has a bachelors degree (honors) in Psychology from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and his master of arts, master of education and doctorate of education from Teachers College, Columbia University in the fields of international educational development and peace education.