Ethiopian Institute for Nonviolence Education and Peace Studies

Advisory Board

Advisory Board (4)

The Advisory Board is composed of influential and knowledgeable experts drawn from a broad and balanced variety of Ethiopian and Pan-Ethiopian experts. Its role is to promote the interest and welfare of EINEPS, and also to advice on the strategy and direction of the institute. Each member of the Advisory Board contributes to EINEPS within his or her respective field of competence.

Bernard LaFayette, Jr

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Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. has been a Civil Rights Movement activist, minister, educator, lecturer, and is an authority on the strategy on nonviolent social change. From the time he co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960, he was a leader of the Nashville Movement, the Freedom Rides, and Selma Movement. An ordained minister, Dr. LaFayette earned his B.A. from the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, and his Ed.M. and Ed.D from Harvard University. 

Haile Gerima

Written by Wednesday, 08 August 2012 06:48

Prof. Haile Gerima came to the US to study acting and directing at The Goodman Theater in Chicago. He later transferred to the Theater Department at UCLA where he completed the Master's Program in Film. Afterwards, he relocated to Washington, D.C. to teach at Howard University's Department of Radio, Television, and Film where he has influenced young filmmakers for over twenty-five years. 

Omara Otunnu

Written by Wednesday, 08 August 2012 06:48

Prof. Omara Otunnu is the first and to date the only holder of a UNESCO Chair in Human Rights in the United States of America and Coordinator of UNESCO Chairs in Human Rights in the region that comprises Israel, Western Europe and North America. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut. 

Wole Soyinka

Written by Wednesday, 08 August 2012 06:54

Wole SoyinkaProf. Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright, poet, novelist, and critic, first black African who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. Soyinka has been imprisoned several times for his criticism of the government. From the 1970s he has lived long periods in exile. Soyinka's plays range from comedy to tragedy, and from political satire to the theatre of the absurd. He has combined influences from Western traditions with African myth, legends and folklore, and such techniques as singing and drumming. His first important play, A Dance of the Forests, in the late 1950s satirizes the fledgling nation by showing that the present is no more a golden age than was the past. Soyinka sometimes writes of modern West Africa in a satirical style, but his serious intent and his belief in the evils inherent in the exercise of power are usually present in his work.

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EINEPS Addresses

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EINEPS Head Quarter, Los Angeles, USA

Tel: +(323) 732-6685, Mail: info@eineps.org
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EINEPS - National HQ, Addis Ababa , Ethiopia

Tel: +(251) 4312820, Mail: info@eineps.org
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EINEPS - Europe HQ, London , UK

Tel: +(44) 2212820, Mail: info@eineps.org