Okey Iheduru is a Professor of Political Science in the School of Politics and Global Studies, and coordinates (for the School) the M. A. Global Affairs and Management program at Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University where he teaches courses in globalization, cross-cultural and international decision making and management. Since 2007, he has been Director of ASU’s Summer Global Education in Ghana which comprises thematically taught classes, organized trips to historical and contemporary sites, and four months of internships focused on deep cross-cultural understanding in a global context. Okey also does Africa-focused Political Risk Analysis for Knowledge Resources LLC, by which he tacks the cultural, regulatory, political environments of African business markets, especially in the minerals/energy, resources, commodities and government-business relations. He has years of research, teaching experience in oil and gas sector; government-business relations, and cross-cultural and cross-border regional business investments and social citizenship. Since 2005, Okey has been a Gerson Lehrman Scholar® and Council Member of at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), Manhattan, New York (a $1.5 billion global expert network of 250,000 academics, scientists, industry professionals and other thought leaders). He has also served (since 2014) as a member of the Distinguished External Reference Group (ERG) of the Harare, Zimbabwe-based African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), an agency of United Nations Econ Commission for Africa. In recognition of his vast experience, he has consulted for a wide variety of clients, such as Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Trade and Investments, the World Bank, Canadian International Development Agency, regional business associations, investment management firms, and foreign investment firms and groups seeking to enter the African market, or to consolidate their existing positions in the region.