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Getachew Zeru Gebrekidan

Former Southern Voices Network Scholar


    May 18, 2015 — August 21, 2015

    Professional affiliation

    Lecturer, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University

    Wilson Center Projects

    “Regional Security Complex in the Peace Process: IGADs Mediation Role in the South Sudan Conflict”

    Full Biography

    Dr. Getachew Zeru Gebrekidan is an Assistant Professor in Peace and Security Studies at the Africa Institute of Governance and Development of Ethiopian Civil Service University (ECSU). Currently, he is serving as a head for Africa Institute of Governance and Development in the University. Prior to joining ECSU, he was an academic staff of Merkelle University and Federal Meles Zenawi Leadership Academy. He also served Addis Ababa University as a researcher. Dr. Getachew has also provided short-term trainings to Ethiopian Diplomats and peace support operations staff. Dr. Getachew has prior experience as visiting Scholar at National University of Public Service in Budapest (Hungary) and Danish Institute for International Studies in Denmark. He was also a guest researcher at the Institute of African Studies (IAS), Zhejiang Normal University, China. He was also a Southern Voices Network Scholar with the Wilson Center Africa Program in United States in 2015. Dr. Getachew has published a number of journal articles, a book chapter and a book manuscript. He holds Ph.D. in Peace and Security Studies, M.A. in International Relations and B.A. in Political Science and International Relations.