Honorary Fellow Kenneth Mwenda publishes The Recognition of Global Higher Education Qualifications in International Law
Honorary Fellow Professor Kenneth Mwenda (1992, BCL) has just released a new contribution to the study of international law and higher education. Professor Mwenda is the Manager and Executive Head of the World Bank Voice Secondment Program (VSP) in Washington DC and Extraordinary Professor of Law at the University of Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town. Until 2019, he was the only known legal scholar in the English-speaking world to hold Higher Doctorates in two different disciplines. In 2019, the President of the Republic of Zambia Edgar C. Lungu awarded Professor Mwenda the Presidential Insignia of Meritorious Achievement, Zambia’s highest civilian honour.
The Recognition of Global Higher Education Qualifications in International Law examines the issue of the recognition of academic qualifications through the prism of public international law, contending that such recognition depends in part on the credibility of the institution awarding the qualification. This book is the first study to be written from a public international law perspective on this topic.
Professor Imelda K. Moise of the University of Miami said, “This book is a call for honest, apparent and effective recognition of academic qualifications in higher education, regardless of place of degree attainment (global north or global south). Its originality, the care given to topics addressed and the width of outlook ought to be reflected in its popularity.”
The Recognition of Global Higher Education Qualifications in International Law is the most recent of the almost thirty scholarly books that Kenneth Mwenda has authored.