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Conflict in Ethiopia: Origins, Current Situation, Future Directions

November 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location:Zoom Event
Audience:Alumni, Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty, Media, Prospective Students

Conflict in Ethiopia: Origins, Current Situation, Future Directions

A special Roundtable

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) | 6:00 PM Eastern Africa Time (Ethiopia)

A Roundtable with an expert panel providing perspective on the Conflict in Ethiopia: Origins, Current Situation, Future Directions

Dr. Asnake Kefale is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Addis Ababa University. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. In 2013/14, he was awarded the Swiss Excellence Scholarship for post-doctoral research at the University of Fribourg. His research interests include, federalism, conflict management, political economy, and migration. He has authored a book and co-edited four books. He has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed book chapters to edited volumes. In addition to his university appointment, Dr. Asnake is a senior adjunct researcher at the Addis Ababa based policy think-tank, Forum for Social Studies (FSS). His APN research re-examines the role of ethno-federalist state building for political stability (peace) in Ethiopia.

Dr. Semir Yusuf a Senior Researcher in the Horn of Africa Programme at the Institute for Security Studies, Addis Ababa branch. Dr. Semir has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has served as a lecturer at the Addis Ababa University and the New Generation University College as well as a researcher for UPeace, Africa Programme. Dr. Semir Yusuf is an expert of conflict and peace studies with a special emphasis on the politics of insurgency, authoritarian politics and democratization, ethnic and nationalist movements/discourses, and the politics of development.

Dr. Logan Cochrane is an Assistant Professor at Carleton University in Global and International Studies. His research includes diverse geographic and disciplinary foci, covering broad thematic areas of food security, climate change, social justice, governance and collective action. Before joining Carleton University, Logan worked for twelve years with non-governmental organizations, including in Afghanistan, Benin, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. Logan has served as a Director for two non-governmental organizations, and worked as a consultant with clients that have included Save the Children, Management Sciences for Health, The Liaison Office, UNICEF and UNAIDS. Awards he has been given include: Banting Postdoctoral Award (2017), Professional Development Awards by IDRC (2016-2017, 2017), SSHRC Storyteller finalist (2016), Vanier Canada Graduate Doctoral Award (2015), Robert M. Netting Award (2015), Mitacs Fellowship (2014), and he was Nominated for a YMCA Peace Medal, as an Emerging Leader (2009).

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