Ex-Nigerian Minister, Ezekwesili Joins Yale University As Senior Fellow

A former vice chairman of the World Bank (African Region), Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili and 5 different international figures have joined the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs as senior fellows.

In a press release on Sunday, the President of Yale University, Peter Salovey, welcomed the brand new fellows and its 19 returning fellows.

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This 12 months’s senior fellows embrace Obiageli Ezekwesili (Nigeria), Staffan de Mistura (Italy & Sweden), Jessica Faieta (Ecuador), Anne W. Patterson, David Brooks, and Jessica Seddon (United States), the institute acknowledged.

According to Ezekwesili’s spokesperson, Mr Ozioma Ubabukoh, Jackson’s senior fellows are main practitioners in varied fields of worldwide affairs, and can spend a 12 months or semester at Yale educating postgraduate programs and mentoring college students.

“Ezekwesili will teach two postgraduate courses on Democracy and Africa’s Political Distortions, and Resolving Africa’s Economic Philosophy Dilemma, respectively, during the 2021 fall semester,” he stated.

“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 added.

According to Salovey, the world wants inventive concepts and management to assist finish international conflicts and clear up intractable issues.

“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,” stated Salovey.

The new fellows embrace financial specialists, astute commentators, publishers, bestselling authors, ambassadors, and teachers.

An financial coverage knowledgeable, Ezekwesili is Senior Economic Adviser to the Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative. She is a co-founder and pioneer director of Transparency International.

She can be the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Human Capital Africa, which is working within the training sector throughout Africa; Chairperson, School of Politics, Policy and Governance; and Chairperson of research-based citizens-led #RepairPolitics Initiative.

Other notable positions she had occupied embrace Vice President of the World Bank; Nigeria’s Minister of Solid Minerals, and of Education. She beforehand labored as Director of the Harvard-Nigeria Economic Strategy Project with Prof Jeffery Sachs on the Center for International Development, Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts. 

Obiageli and her colleagues will be part of a solid of worldwide leaders who’re returning as senior Jackson fellows.

Senior Jackson fellows have included international leaders like former US’ Secretary of State and present envoy on Climate Change to the President, John Kerry; former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton; former United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development, Rory Stewart; former Minister of Finance for Canada, Bill Morneau; and six-term Governor of Massachusetts, Howard Dean.

Others are the founding Director of Yale’s International Leadership Center, Emma Sky; US Ambassador to Syria(2011-2014), Robert Ford; Senior Advisor at Coursera and former President of Yale University, Rick Levin; Chair of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign and Senior Counsellor to President Barack Obama, John Podesta; lead local weather lawyer and local weather negotiator for the US, Susan Biniaz; Director and Co-founder of the Institute for State Effectiveness, Clare Lockhart; and former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and Commander of United States Forces Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal (retd.).

The relaxation are former US Deputy Secretary of State, Amb. David Negroponte; Senior Lecturer at Yale’s School of Management and former Chairman of Morgan Stanley, Asia, Stephen Roach; and the previous Chief Executive Officer of Sub-Saharan Africa for Goldman Sachs, Colin Coleman.

Ezekwesili expressed appreciation and delight to simply accept the globally prestigious fellowship from Yale University and the chance to show its distinguished postgraduate college students.

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Ex-Nigerian Minister, Ezekwesili Joins Yale University As Senior Fellow

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