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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): Outlook for Ethiopia

September 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


The Africa Study Group is happy to announce its first event of the 2019-2020 season, a panel on the outlook for Ethiopia, given the many changes in the last 18 months.

The panel will be moderated by Tag Elkhasin, Carleton, who will give some background on existing Ethiopian constitutional arrangements. The panel will include:

Dr Sosina Bezu,  Christian Michelsen Institute, Norway, “Ethiopian Women in Government – implications for women empowerment”

Hone Mandefro Belaye, Concordia University “Reform under a Coalition of Ethnic Nationalist Parties: rhetoric and reality”

Logan Cochrane,  Carleton University  and Hawassa University, Ethiopia Pressures on the existing decentralized federation”

Tag Elkhasin is Adjunct Professor at the Institute of African Studies, Carleton and member (and Senior Outreach Co-ordinator) of the ASG’s Steering Committee.


Sosina Besu is a Senior Researcher at the Christian Michelsen Institute (Bergen, Norway) and a specialist in development economics and applied econometrics. She has published on issues such as rural livelihood, land policy, migration, youth employment and women’s empowerment.in leading development studies and development economics journals.

Hone Mandefro Belaye is a PhD candidate in the Social and Cultural Analysis program in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Concordia.  Before moving to Montreal (first as a Jeanne Sauvé Foundation Fellow at McGill)  Hone worked at  the University of Gondar in Ethiopia. He is a regular commentator on Ethiopian politics and has published  in Addis Standard  and Ethiopia-Insight.

Logan Cochrane is an Assistant Professor at Carleton University (Global and International Studies) and an Adjunct Professor at Hawassa University, Ethiopia (Institute of Policy and Development Research). Logan has worked in Ethiopia since 2006 and edited  “Ethiopia: Social and Political Issues”, published this month (September 2019).


September 26, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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