Angela M. Banks, the Charles J. Merriam distinguished professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, was recently elected to the Council on Foreign Relations. With over 5,000 members, the council’s ranks include top government officials, scholars, lawyers, nonprofit professionals, journalists, educators, religious leaders and business executives.
Myles V. Lynk, ASU Law professor emeritus and council member since 1992, nominated Banks, writing: “Angela is a star. She is exactly the kind of careful, insightful and thoughtful scholar who would bring a fresh perspective to the council’s deliberations and discussions.”
Banks, an immigration and citizenship expert who joined the ASU Law faculty in 2017, is an active leader and participant in the American Society of International Law and a recognized scholar of transborder legal issues and refugee rights. She has published numerous law review articles, book chapters and public commentary, and has been recognized with multiple academic awards including the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at the College of William & Mary.
“It is a real honor to become a member of the Council on Foreign Relations,” Banks said. “The council plays an unprecedented role in starting conversations that help Americans better understand the world we live in. I look forward to being part of these conversations.”