James Chiku
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Mr. Kaphale has been the Legal and Consumer Affairs Counsel at the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority since 2004. He advises the institution on legal and regulatory issues, educates civic consumers on communications issues, provides legal counsel to the media and postal departments, and monitors and enforces compliance with laws and regulations by communications operators. He holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Malawi. He also has certificates in telecommunications regulation from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) in Washington, D.C. During his fellowship year, through a combination of course work and an internship, Mr. Kaphale will focus on gaining an in-depth understanding of media law and how the communications sector is regulated in the United States.