ASC Awarded Over $2 Million in Title VI Grant Funds
ASC’s National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants total just over $2.4 million and will support Africa-focused education, including African language instruction.
Woldemariam Discusses Tigray War on MEI Podcast
In his comments, Professor Woldemariam discusses the origins of the Tigrayan conflict, the progression of the war, the state of diplomatic negotiations as well as international measures to intervene in the conflict.
Hefner and Storella Appointed New Directors of Asia and Africa Centers
Professors Robert Hefner and Mark Storella both bring important leadership experience and a passion for the regions they work in; in these roles, they will continue the tradition of Asia and Africa-focused scholarship and Boston University and further enhance the great reputations that both of these Centers enjoy.
Woldemariam Discusses Ethiopian Civil War on “Lawfare Podcast”
Professor Woldemariam discusses the origins of Ethiopia’s ongoing civil war, what it’s meant for civilians living there, and how it might shape the country’s future.
Woldemariam Comments on Military Coup in Sudan
“The more that we see violence deployed by the security forces, the more difficult it’s going to be to go back to this old arrangement.”
Woldemariam Discusses Post-9/11 Western Policy Towards Horn of Africa
Professor Woldemariam and fellow experts discuss how East Africa’s politics changed as post-9/11 Western policy toward the region shifted focus to security concerns and counter-terrorism above all else.
Woldemariam Discusses Ethiopian Prime Minister in Bloomberg | Quint
Tensions that were largely contained by the previous administration “have now exploded. Abiy, as popular as he was, could never deliver on all of the ambitions and promises.”
Woldemariam Publishes Research on COVID-19 in the Horn of Africa
“While many of the…consequences of the pandemic in the region have been in line with global patterns, it has also reinforced existing national pathologies.”
Woldemariam Discusses Nile Politics in Foreign Affairs
The GERD will make Ethiopia an energy powerhouse, but the dam has strained relations in the Nile River basin.
Woldemariam Named Director of African Studies Center
Michael Woldemariam appointed next Director of the ASC. Longman to serve as Interim Director during AY 2020-21.
Woldemariam Featured in Great Decisions Documentary
Michael Woldemariam features in a new documentary called “Red Sea Rivalries” in the series, Great Decisions in Foreign Policy, produced by the Foreign Policy Association and broadcast on various PBS stations.
Woldemariam in Next Generation Foreign Policy Leaders List
Michael Woldemariam named amongst the 2020 Black American National Security and Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders by the Diversity in National Security Network and the New America (Foundation).
Woldemariam Gives Talk at SAIS on Eritrea-Ethiopia Rapprochement
Prof. Michael Woldemariam gave a talk entitled “The Regional Politics of an African Peace Deal: The Greater Horn after the Eritrea-Ethiopia Rapprochement.”
Woldemariam Interviewed on 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
Prof. Michael Woldemariam was interviewed on the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Woldemariam in FA on Political Upheaval in Sudan
Prof. Michael Woldemariam discusses the recent political upheaval in Sudan and its implications on the Horn of Africa as well as the entire African continent.
Schilde, Woldemariam Promoted to Associate Professor
Congratulations to Kaija Schilde and Michael Woldemariam on their recent promotions to Associate Professors with tenure!
Woldemariam Speaks at Middle East Institute on Horn of Africa
Prof. Michael Woldemariam spoke as part of panel on global political and economic engagement on the Horn of Africa.
Beyond the Headlines: Protest and Potential in N. Africa
The Beyond the Headlines series continued with a discussion entitled “Protest and Democratic Potential in Algeria, Sudan, and Ethiopia.”
Woldemariam Publishes Journal Article on Eritrea-Ethiopia Relations
Prof. Michael Woldemariam published an article entitled “The Eritrea-Ethiopia Thaw and Its Regional Impact.”
Research Seminar: Woldemariam on Insurgents From Rebelling to Ruling
Prof. Michael Woldemariam gave a talk entitled “From Rebelling to Ruling: How Insurgents Consolidate Political Authority After Victory.”