Makau W. Mutua, SUNY Distinguished Professor and dean of the UB Law School, has been elected to the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations, a New York City-based think tank and membership organization that studies major international issues and publishes the influential journal Foreign Policy.
With more than 4,300 members, the council’s ranks include top government officials, renowned scholars, business leaders, acclaimed journalists, prominent attorneys and distinguished nonprofit professionals. Members participate in meetings, panel discussions, interviews, lectures, book clubs and film screenings to discuss and debate major foreign policy issues. In addition, they enjoy broad access to world leaders, senior government officials, members of Congress and prominent thinkers.
The membership rolls include former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, who chairs the organization, and such statesmen as Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell; senior journalists such as Fareed Zakaria, Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric; senior academics such as Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.; and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, along with other senior lawyers and judges.