Yale University names Oby Ezekwesili senior fellow
Former federal minister, co-founder and founding director of Transparency International, Obiageli Ezekwesili, also known as Obby Ezekwesili and five other global figures, have joined the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs as senior fellows.
In a statement welcoming the new fellows, Yale University's President, Peter Salovey, used the opportunity to welcome its 19 returning fellows.
This year’s senior fellows include Obiageli Ezekwesili(Nigeria), Staffan de Mistura(Italy & Sweden), Jessica Faieta(Ecuador), Anne W. Patterson, David Brooks, and Jessica Seddon(United States).
Jackson’s senior fellows are leading practitioners in various fields of international affairs, and will spend a year or semester at Yale, teaching post-graduate courses and mentoring students.
“Ezekwesili will teach two post-graduate courses on Democracy and Africa’s Political Distortions, and Resolving Africa’s Economic Philosophy Dilemma, respectively, during the 2021 fall semester,” says Ezekwesili's spokesperson Ozioma Ubabukoh.
“Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs applies evidence-based scholarship to challenges of maximum global importance, such as climate change, war and peace, ethnic conflict, inequality, and migration,” Ubabukoh adds.
According to Salovey, the world needs creative ideas and leadership to help end global conflicts and solve intractable problems.
“By establishing the Yale’s Jackson School of Global Affairs, we will create an intimate community of outstanding faculty, practitioners and students to conduct research of great relevance to the development and adoption of international policy.
"Yale will continue to fulfil its longstanding mission to educate passionate public servants who confront the day’s most daunting challenges with wisdom, facts, insight and courage,” says Salovey.
The new fellows include economic experts, astute commentators, publishers, bestselling authors, ambassadors, and academics.