Global Engagement > About > News & Reports > Faculty Feature: Isidore Udoh
By Global Engagement Staff /
March 11, 2021 /
Posted in: Featured Stories /
In 2016, at the International Peace Research Association conference in Sierra Leone, DePaul’s Dr. Isidore Udoh met Dr. Idorenin Eyo, a law professor from the University of Uyo in Uyo, Nigeria. Since then, Dr. Udoh has been cultivating more faculty connections between the University of Uyo and DePaul to provide more opportunities for students from Chicago to meet and work with Nigerian students.
“I have learned through interacting with students from around the world that the challenges that we experience here in the United States are like those experienced in many other countries around the world. In the conversations that I co-facilitated on COVID-19, protest and public health, and policing and law enforcement in the 21st century, I enjoyed listening to students from the United States, Nigeria, India, Brazil, Botswana, and Canada contribute brilliant perspectives and innovative solution ideas. Listening to students in these conversations gives me hope about the future of our world community. I am convinced that we are building a network of future global leaders, one conversation at a time, here at DePaul University.”
Dr. Udoh is co-facilitating another Global Conversation on April 14 again with partners from DePaul, the University of Uyo, and the Catholic Institute of West Africa, called Protests and Public Health. In this session, with DePaul faculty, Dr. Michele McCay students will examine the roles of civic participation and protests and their relationship to population health. Global Engagement has relied on Dr. Udoh’s wisdom, talents and grace to create positive interactions for students, and we look forward to the coming opportunities to learn with him and from him.