Public Lectures by Prof. Bahru Zewde

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Event Date: 
Friday, 4 March 2016 - 2:15pm

Prof. Bahru Zewde, Emeritus Professor of History at Addis Ababa University, Founding Fellow and Principal Vice President of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, Editor of the Africa Review of Books, and Vice President of the Association of African Historians, will lecture on:

March 02, Wednesday, 2.15 p.m.
Topic: The Legacy of the 1974 Ethiopian Revolution.
 
March 04, Friday, 2.15 p.m.
Topic: Ethiopian Studies - Genesis, Trajectory and Current Trends.

Bahru Zewde is currently Emeritus Professor of History at Addis Ababa University, Founding Fellow and Principal Vice President of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, Editor of the Africa Review of Books, and Vice President of the Association of African Historians. He was formerly Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University and Executive Director of the Forum for Social Studies, a think tank based in Addis Ababa. He has also served as Resident Vice President of the sub-regional research network, Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), and as Editor of its journal, Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review. In addition to serving as Editor of the Journal of Ethiopian Studies for 15 years, he was member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of African History. He is the recipient of numerous awards and Fellowships, including ones from the British Academy, Japan Foundation and the Institute of Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin. His major publications include: A History of Modern Ethiopia 1855-1991 (2001); Pioneers of Change in Ethiopia: The Reformist Intellectuals of the Early Twentieth Century (2002); Society, State and History: Selected Essays (2008); and The Quest for Socialist Utopia: The Ethiopian Student Movement c. 1960-1974 (2014).

Audience: Event is open to the public.

 

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MISR Seminar Room 1
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