Amaka Anku is a Lawyer, Analyst, and International De- velopment Consultant. She is the Director and Head of Africa Practice at the Eurasia Group. As Head, she helps clients understand the interaction of politics, policy, and markets across Sub-Saharan Africa.
She has worked on development and conflict resolu- tion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwan- da, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, Gabon, and Nigeria, and for organisations such as the International Rescue Committee, Africare, the International Crisis Group, and the African Development Bank. She has published on Transitional Justice Challenges in Rwanda, and pre- sented her work at international conferences in the United States and Europe. Her diverse career includes a clerkship for United States Federal Judge, Legrome Da- vis, where she was Lead Attorney in charge of over 120 cases. From 2011 to 2015, Amaka practiced in the in- ternational arbitration group of global law firm Shear- man & Sterling, LLP, where she represented multina- tional corporations in complex and multimillion-dollar cross-border disputes.
Amaka is a frequent commentator and speaker on Ni- gerian and African affairs. A native of Enugu, Nigeria, she is fluent in Igbo and French. Amaka earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a Doctor of Law Degree from Harvard Law School.