Getachew Gebrekidan has been studying the mediation role of the regional organization, IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) in its attempts to assist in bringing an end to the conflict in South Sudan. He shares his findings and thoughts on the sources of the conflict and what it will take to achieve peace. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

About Getachew Gebrekidan
Getachew Gebrekidan is currently a Southern Voices African Research Scholar with the Wilson Center’s Africa Program. Dr. Getachew is also an Assistant Professor in Peace and Security Studies at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, where he has been studying the role of . He has prior experience as a visiting scholar and guest researcher at the Institute of African Studies (IAS), Zhejiang Normal University, China and the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Getachew has published three journal articles, one book chapter and a book manuscript. He also served as a lecturer at the College of Law and Governance at Merkelle University in Ethiopia. He holds a Ph.D. in Peace and Security Studies, an M.A. in International Relations and a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Addis Ababa University.

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.

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