Amar makes it to National Council on Humanities-US

Published on May 21, 2015 13:40:40 PM

An Indian-American, Akhil Amar, has been elected as a member of the National Council on Humanities by US President Barack Obama on Wednesday.

The President stated that he is confident about the newly nominated individuals and expects that they will serve Americans in a good way.

Akhil Amar professes Law and Political Science at the Yale University since 2008. He was a Southmayd Professor from 1993 to 2008. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007.

He earned degree in BA from Yale College and a JD from Yale Law School.

Amar was named a Senior Scholar by the National Constitution Center in 2000 and is a member of the Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board of the National Constitution Center. Also he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Constitutional Accountability Center.

Author of several books on constitutional law, Akhil Amar is co-editor of 'Processes of Constitutional Decision-making'.