Former Nigerian Minister and Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOG), Obiageli Ezekwesili have joined the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs as a senior fellow.
The economic policy expert was selected alongside five other global figures to spend a year or semester at Yale, teaching post-graduate courses.
According to the records, 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).
Ozioma Ubabukoh, Ezekwesili’s spokesperson revealed the former minister’s job description at Yale.
“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.
“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 a welcome statement by the President of Yale University, Peter Salovey, the world needs to focus on ceativity and good leadership to be able to solve major problems in the society.
“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.”
According to Pulse Nigeria, here is a brief professional history of Obiageli Ezekwesili:
“An economic policy expert, Ezekwesili is Senior Economic Adviser to the Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative.
“She is a co-founder and pioneer director of Transparency International.
“She is also the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Human Capital Africa, which is working in the education sector across Africa; Chairperson, School of Politics, Policy and Governance; and Chairperson of research-based citizens-led #FixPolitics Initiative.
“Other notable positions she has occupied include Vice President of the World Bank; Nigeria’s Minister of Solid Minerals, and of Education.
“She previously worked as Director of the Harvard-Nigeria Economic Strategy Project with Prof Jeffery Sachs at the Center for International Development, Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts.”
Source: Pulse Nigeria
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