Uchenna Ekwo, Ph.D.
President, Center for Media & Peace Initiatives
Dr. Uchenna A. Ekwo is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Coal City University. He is a journalist by training, an educator by choice, and a mediator by temperament. Dr. Ekwo is on the faculty of the Department of Mass Communications at Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York, and at the School of Public Affairs and Administration of Rutgers University – Newark.
He also serves as Chair of the Annual Gershowitz Conference on Media and Democratic Governance. A scholar-practitioner, Dr. Ekwo is the founding President at the Center for Media & Peace Initiatives – a media and policy think tank in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
He had an impressive career working in different media platforms and served as the Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists. A frequent public speaker, Dr. Ekwo has delivered invited lectures at international conferences across five continents, including his 2012 address in South Africa to the Pan-African Parliament on “Communication Strategies for Peace and Development in Africa.” Dr. Ekwo serves on the board of the Consortium for International Management, Policy and Development.
Dr. Ekwo has authored four books and numerous other publications. His research interests are media convergence and Africa’s political economy.