Cornell Institute for African Development Series
The Institute for African Development, Cornell University, USA, is a major location of academic and policy discourse on Africa. IAD regularly and routinely brings academics and policy makers together in a wide ranging program of conferences, seminar series and workshops on Africa. These conferences, seminar series and workshops provide an abundance of pertinent, topical and high quality written materials on Africa. The IAD book series brings these materials within access of the wider community. The series has so far provided volumes on Africa’s information challenge, the hydropolitics of Africa and the contribution of remittances to Africa’s finances.
Muna Ndulo (LLB, Zambia, Harvard; D. Phil, Oxford), Professor of Law; Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director of the Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program; and Director of the Institute for African Development at Cornell University, is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of constitution-making, governance, human rights, and foreign direct investment. He is also Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Cape Town and Extra Ordinary Professor of Law at the Free State University, South Africa; he was formerly a professor and later Dean of the School of Law, University of Zambia. He has lectured in universities including Bayreauth, Graz, and the International Development Law Organization.
He has extensive international and UN experience, having served as Legal Officer in the International Law Branch of the UN Commission on International Trade Law (1986¬–1995) and as Political and Legal Adviser with UN Missions in South Africa, East Timor, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. He has been a consultant to the African Development Bank, where he helped establish the African Legal Support Facility, and to the World Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa, the UN Development Program, the National Democratic Institute, the U.S. Institute for Peace, and the International Development Law Organization. He was a consultant to the Kenya Constitutional Process (2010), the Zimbabwe Constitutional Process (1999), and the Somalia Constitutional Process (2012).
He is founder of the Southern African Institute for Public Policy and Research and serves on the Board of Directors of the African Association of International Law, on the Advisory Committee, Human Rights Watch; and as Chairperson of Gender Links, a South African NGO. He has published 17 books and over 90 articles in academic journals. He is a frequent commentator in newspaper articles and has regularly been interviewed on African affairs by the BBC and Voice of America. He was awarded the Distinguished Africanist Scholar Award (2012) by the New York African Studies Association and received the Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring of Graduate and Professional Students Award (2012), Cornell University.