George N. N. Ayittey
is Distinguished Economist in Residence in the Department of Economics at American University. Professor Ayittey received his Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, and he is the author of the books, Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Development, Africa in Chaos, The Blueprint for Ghanas Economic Recovery, Africa Betrayed
, and Indigenous African Institutions
. A contributor to numerous scholarly volumes, Professor Ayitteys articles have been published in numerous journals and he has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, House Africa Sub-Committee, and Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate of Canada.