A Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas, Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile has been elected a lifetime member of one of the leading foreign policy organizations in the world, the United States Council on Foreign Relations.
With her election to the council, Ofodile becomes one of the few Africans who has been elected a member of an esteemed organization whose members are among the most distinguished and most prominent leaders in the foreign policy arena, including top government officials, renowned scholars, business executives, acclaimed journalists, prominent lawyers and distinguished nonprofit professionals.
Reacting to her election, Ofodile hopes that through her involvement in the association, She will be able to impact Africa and the world for the better.
“I am extremely excited by my lifetime election to the Council on Foreign Relations, whose activities I have followed for well over 20 years.”
“I have been inspired by the lives and accomplishments of the council’s esteemed members, who are all visionaries and changemakers and I hope to hope to use the opportunity to bring attention to some of the pressing issues of our time, including sustainability, climate change, food, nutrition and water insecurity.
Ofodile is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law in Hong Kong and an affiliated professor of African and African American Studies at the U of A’s Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
She researches and writes in the areas of intellectual property law, international trade law, international investment law and international dispute settlement.
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