Mr. Chimdi Chukwukere is an enthusiastic and committed researcher with a sound academic background in International Relations and relevant experience in Research & Teaching. He holds a First-Class Bachelor of Arts degree in History & International Relations and is passionate about International Development, especially the provision of access to quality education for children & youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Chukwukere is currently enrolled for a master’s degree in diplomacy and International Relations at the School of Diplomacy and International relations, Seton Hall University.
Before joining the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership as Research Associate, Mr. Chukwukere previously served as the Sergio Vieira de Mello fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, Switzerland where he supported the Latin America Unit in donor expansion, database development, and management. He also worked as a National Security Fellowship research student at Seton Hall School of Diplomacy National Security Fellowship team led by Mr. Mohammed Mirghahari where he conducted research and analysis in support of the Department of Defense Joint Staff, Directorate for Intelligence (J2) on recommending ways to leverage current Department of Defense capabilities, relationships, and counterterrorism campaigns to support efforts to compete with Russia and China in the context of Great Power Competition. The research paper and presentation were briefed to the White House National Security Council, Department of Defense Joint Staff, Directorate for Intelligence (J2), and Special Operations Command – South (SOCSOUTH).
Mr. Chukwukere currently volunteers as the Graduate Chair of the Black Diplomacy Students Organization at Seton Hall University where he provides mentorship and support to students of color.