Professor A. Peter Mutharika retired from the faculty effective July 1, 2011. Although no longer affiliated with the faculty, he is an expert on international economic law, international law, and comparative constitutional law. He was elected president of Malawi in May 2014. He previously served as an elected member of the Malawi Parliament and as the Malawi Cabinet as Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. Mutharika has also served as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Conciliators for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and is a past recipient of the International Jurist Award. He is the author of several books on international law and foreign investment security and has taught or conducted research in Africa, Canada, Europe, and throughout the United States on such issues as political abuses in pre-democratic Malawi, the role of the United Nations in African peace management, and the role of international law in the 21st century from an African perspective. A participant in the U.N. World Summit, he was a Malawi delegate to the United Nations General Assembly 60th Session.
- LL.B., London University, 1965
- LL.M., Yale University, 1966
- J.S.D., Yale University, 1969