Ethiopian Institute for Nonviolence Education and Peace Studies

Senior Fellows

Senior Fellows (8)

Senior Fellows play an important role in helping to advance understanding on issues related to the nonviolence education, conflict resolution, and peace studies. Senior fellows come from the ranks of outstanding policymakers, scholars, journalists, advocates and other backgrounds. During their term, fellows are integrated into the Institute's ongoing work to enhance its mission and programs.

Dr. Berhanu Abegaz is Professor of Economics and Director of Africana Studies at The College of William and Mary.  He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. His publications are wide-ranging, and those on Ethiopia include:  Essays on Ethiopian Economic Development (Avebury, 1994); “Persistent Stasis in a Tributary Mode of Production: The Peasant Economy of Ethiopia,” J. of Agrarian Change, 5(3), 2005; “Escaping Ethiopia’s Poverty Trap:  The Case for a Second Agrarian Reform,” J. of Modern African Studies, 42(3), 2004; and “Political Parties in Business” (2011).

Donald Levine

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Dr. Donald N. Levine is the Peter B. Ritzma Professor of Sociology and former dean of the College at the University of Chicago. For nearly half a century he has been devoted to Ethiopia–as a scholar, in university teaching, in providing expert assistance to various government bodies, and in community service on behalf of Ethiopians at home and abroad.  

Messay Kebede

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Dr. Messay Kebede is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton, Ohio. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Grenoble in France. He has previously taught philosophy at Addis Ababa University. He is the author of several books, Meaning and Development (Rodopi 1994), Survival and Modernization (Red Sea 1999), Africa’s Quest for a Philosophy of Decolonization (2004), Radicalism and Cultural Dislocation in Ethiopia, 1960-1974 (Rochester 2008) and the co-editor of Education, Politics and Social Change in Ethiopia (Tsehai 2010). He has also published numerous articles in professional journals including The International Journal of Ethiopian Studies where he serves as editorial board member.

Terrence Lyons

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Dr. Terrence Lyons received his doctorate in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies and served as a Fellow associated with the Conflict Resolution in Africa project at the Brookings Institution and as Senior Research and Program Leader for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo.  Lyons has participated in talks to resolve conflicts in Ethiopia and served as Senior Program Advisor to the Carter Center’s project on 2005's postconflict elections in Ethiopia.

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