Bahru Zewde, Addis Ababa University, discusses the impact of the Ethiopian student movement.
Bahru Zewde is one of the leading and most prolific historians working in Africa today. Presently, he is executive director of Forum for Social Studies and professor emeritus, Addis Ababa University. He received his BA, with distinction, in History from Haile Sellassie I University and his PhD from University of London. Professor Zewde has taught at Addis Ababa University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Hamburg University, and has served as director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (AAU). He has served as editor of the Journal of Ethiopian Studies, the Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review, and Africa Review of Books and as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of African History.
Professor Zewde has served as president of the Association of Ethiopian Historians, resident vice-president of OSSREA (Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa), first vice-president of the Association of African Historians and currently serves as a board member for Trust Africa.
Professor Zewde has received numerous awards and fellowships including British Council Scholarship, British Academy Fellowship, a French Government research grant, and Japan Foundation Fellowship. He was USIA/NEH visiting scholar at Boston University and visiting fellow, St. Cross College and St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University. Professor Zewde is recipient of the Golden Jubilee Award for “diligence, exemplary conduct and outstanding contribution” from Addis Ababa University. He is the author of many books and manuscripts including A History of Modern Ethiopia 1855-1991, A Short History of Ethiopia and the Horn, Pioneers of Change in Ethiopia: The Reforming Intellectuals of the Early Twentieth Century and with Siegfried Pausewang Ethiopia: The Challenge of Democracy from Below.
Date: Monday, April 03, 2006
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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James S. Coleman African Studies Center
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