Bachelor in Social Studies, Harvard University, 1980. Master of Science in Political Science, London School of Economics, 1981. Bachelor in Jurisprudence, University Oxford, England, 1995.
Doctor of Philisophy in History, University Oxford, England, 1985.
Assistant professor University Massachusetts, Boston, 1987-1988, University Connecticut, Storrs, 1988-1992, director Center for African Studies, 1990-1994, professor history, since 1992. Director Comparative Human Rights, since 1998. Executive director University Connecticut-African National Congress of South Africa Partnership, since 1998.
Project manager University Connecticut-U. Fort Hare (South Africa) International Linkage, since 2000. Visiting scholar Center for International Affairs, Harvard, Massachusetts, 1986-1988.
Member African Studies Association, Connecticut Academy of Sciences, Ugandans for Peace and Democratic Pluralism (secretary general since 1989), University Connecticut President Advisory Board, Council for Development of Economic Social Research.
Married Elizabeth Jane Omara-Otunnu, August 15, 1985. Children: Larib Lapyem, Tekowa Lakica.