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Diversity Facilitator, Legislative Analyst, Research

Woodbridge, VA
October 22, 2018

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Joshua M. Mahuna

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Master of Science in Conflict Analysis & Resolution Expected Graduation: Dec 2018

Focus on minority and marginalized indigenous populations and the integration of native conflict resolution techniques into Western mediation styles; conducted research into ethnic-Chinese Indonesian populations and formulated social theories on religious-institutional security apparatuses

Public policy analysis; comparative politics; qualitative research; socio-anthropological ethnography; narrative mediation; indigenous conflict resolution methods; diversity facilitation; inter-faith dialogue; Southeast Asia studies; Indonesian language proficiency

Visiting scholar at Sanata Dharma University – Yogyakarta, Indonesia: June-July 2016 & June-Dec 2017 HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY Honolulu, HI

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, magna cum laude May 2014

Focus on US-Sino foreign relations and socio-economic methods of security throughout East and Southeast Asia; researched Taiwan Strait relations, maritime territoriality, and socio-cultural institutional methods of conflict resolution for security purposes

Contemporary Chinese economics; Chinese Community Party foreign and domestic policies; Taiwan Strait relations; Association of South-East Asian Nations Political-Security Community; Mandarin language proficiency

Study abroad program at National Taiwan University – Taipei, Taiwan: Aug 2011 – June 2012 RESEARCH “Bridging the Divide: Cross-Cultural Mediation” Published article in peer-reviewed journal International Research and Review 7(1), 2017: 11-22

Co-authored argument advocating to integrate indigenous methods of mediation into Western structures for conflict resolution; presented model in narrative mediation

Presented research at Phi Beta Delta 31st Annual Conference for International Scholars (California State University-Long Beach, June 2017); The Praxis Conference: Linking Theory and Practice

(George Mason University, Aug 2017); The Peace and Justice Studies Association Annual Conference (Arcadia University, Sept 2018)

“Chinese-Indonesian Religious-Institutional Protectionism in Post-1998 Society” Master of Science Thesis

Conducted ethnographic research in Indonesia through Sanata Dharma University to determine the role of religious institutions in the reconstruction of ethnic-Chinese identities as security structures vis-à-vis cultural genocide and normative socio-governmental discrimination

“Conflict Irresolution and ASEAN in the South China Sea” Bachelor of Arts Capstone

Analyzed customary binding law, historic, and modern territorial claims between the People’s Republic of China and various Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) members in the South China Sea; and provided an analysis of the ASEAN Political-Security Community as a communitarian prescription to maritime and territorial conflicts PROFESSIONAL



Diversity Facilitator

Certified Advanced Facilitator endorsed by United Nations Habitat

Educate university students on core concepts of cross-cultural communication; facilitate discussions utilizing skills and mechanisms to foster critical thinking

Utilize various activities and management tools to help engage students in mediation

Monitor and evaluate student progression

Awarded the ‘Innovator Award’ for creative facilitation and education methods OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Legislative Analyst/Internship

Strategic research and analysis of federal legislation and regulations affecting Native Hawaiian and indigenous populations; collaborated with local institutions for solidarity, community development, and cultural re-vitalization

Designed, managed, and led other interns in primary reporting procedure

Researched notable programs, initiatives, and individuals for inter-office communication, advocacy, and understanding


Sub-Contract Research Assistant

Researched and analyzed national policy reform efforts on education, employment, incarceration, and recidivism involving minority male youth

Designed, managed, and reported findings among research team Online Platform

Oct 2017-Present

Washington, D.C.

Aug 2016-May 2017

Milwaukee, WI

Jan 2015-Feb 2015

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