Dapo Akande(1973- ) is a Professor of Public International Law at the prestigious Oxford University.
On Monday the 23rd of September, history was made when he became the first Black Professor to be honoured with a portrait at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University.
Dapo is also a Fellow at Exeter College and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) & the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations. He has held visiting professorships at Yale Law School (where he was also Robinna Foundation International Fellow), the University of Miami School of Law and the Catolica Global Law School, Lisbon. Before taking up his position in Oxford in 2004, he was Lecturer in Law at the University of Nottingham School of Law (1998-2000) and at the University of Durham (2000-2004). From 1994 to 1998, he taught international law (part-time) at the London School of Economics and at Christ’s College and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. His father is Emeritus Professor Ebenezer Oluwole Akande who was the first Chief Medical Director of the University College of Hospital, Ibadan in 1978 to 1984 and former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ibadan.
The Portrait is by Catherine Goodman, Artistic Director of the Royal Drawing School.