Academic Staff

Yonas Adaye Adeto, Ph.D.

Yonas Adaye Adeto, Ph.D.

Director, Institute for Peace and Security Studies

Mercy Fekadu, Ph.D.

Mercy Fekadu, Ph.D.

Academic Director

Daniel Gebreegziabher, Ph.D.

Daniel Gebreegziabher, Ph.D.

Academic Coordinator, MA and PhD Global Study

Yonas Tariku

Yonas Tariku

Regular MA Programme Coordinator

Kidane Kiros, Ph.D.

Kidane Kiros, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Institute for Peace and Security Studies (on sabbatical leave)

Prof. Habtamu Wondimu

Prof. Habtamu Wondimu

Professor

Mesfin Gebremichael, Ph.D.

Mesfin Gebremichael, Ph.D.

Director, ARUA

Fana Gebresenbet, Ph.D.

Fana Gebresenbet, Ph.D.

Associate PhD Programme Coordinator

Tigist Yeshiwas Engdaw, Ph.D.

Tigist Yeshiwas Engdaw, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

 

Yonas Adaye Adeto, Ph.D.

Director, Institute for Peace and Security Studies

 

 

 

Yonas Adaye Adeto (Ph.D.) is the Director of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University since July 2019. He earned his Ph.D. in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK, Postgraduate Diploma (With Merit) in Research Methods for the Social Sciences, and Postgraduate Diploma in Security Sector Reform. He pursued his BA (With Distinction) in English Literature and Linguistics from Addis Ababa University, his first MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and his second MA in International Relations from Addis Ababa University, Certificate, Trainer (Teacher) Development, College of St. Mark and St. John, Exeter, UK and Cambridge CELTA (British Council/the University of Cambridge).

Yonas A. Adeto (Ph.D.) is a supervisor of four local and one international (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia – Leipzig University, Germany, joint programme) Ph.D. students in the broad area of Peace and Security as well as Global and Area Studies. Yonas A. Adeto supervised over 50 local and 5 international MA students for the past 13 years in the broad areas of Global, Peace, and Security Studies, Trained Diplomats since 2001 collaborating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Keynote speaker/Panelist, on the Theme: "Global Solidarity Against All Forms of Systematic Discrimination, Exclusion and Phobia, Training, Managing Peace and Security in Africa in collaboration with the African Union and GIZ since 2010", Contributed to the Media (Addis TV, BBC Focus on Africa, CGTN, DW, EBC, ENA, OBN, WALTA, Ethiopian Herald (public) and Maleda (private) newspapers) since 2015, Think Tank for Peace (Member, Ethiopian Ministry of Peace since 2018), Foreign Policy Review Team (Member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2018), Council on Foreign Relations (Member, Minister of Foreign Affairs, since July 2019).

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Mercy Fekadu, Ph.D.

Academic Director

 

 

 

Mercy Fekadu Mulugeta (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, AAU, and Secretariat Member of the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa (Nov 2011–On-Going). Her research interests include; Borderland Governance, Boundary and Territorial conflict, Security Governance, Statehood, Conflict, Small Arms and Light Weapons, Disarmament, Regionalisms, Women, Peace, and Security.

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Daniel G. Kebede, PhD

Academic Coordinator, MA and PhD Global Study

 

 

 

Daniel Gebreegziabher Kebede (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator for the Joint MA/Ph.D. Programme in Global Studies (emphasis on Peace and Security in Africa) at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, AAU. He served the Ethiopian Police for more than a couple of decades with different capacities. His Ph.D. dissertation pertains to the hybridization of security governance and stabilization in Somalia.

Daniel's (Ph.D.) area of expertise includes; security governance, security sector reform, peace support operation, non-traditional security threats (such as organized crime, insurgency, and terrorism), civil-military relations, Police militarization, and peacebuilding. He also published articles on African Peace Support Operations: AMISOM and UNAMID, Civil-military relations, and Interstate border disputes in East Africa. Currently, he engages in teaching the Practice of security governance and reform in Africa at IPSS, contemporary policing, and organized crime courses at the Ethiopian Police University, Security Sector Governance and Development in Africa at Arba Minch University.

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Yonas Tariku

Regular MA Programme Coordinator

 

 

 

Yonas Tariku is a lecturer and Academic Coordinator at Institute for Peace and Security Studies, IPSS, AAU, and Part-time Trainer/Facilitator, Conflict Prevention and Management, International Peace Support Training Institute (PSTI), FDRE’s MOD, Peacekeeping Center. He is also a Ph.D. Candidate at IPSS, AAU (2019 to Present).

Yonas earned his BA in Political Science and International Relations with Management Minor at AAU (2006), his first MA in International Peace Studies, Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan (2011), and second MA in Peace and Security Studies from IPSS (2012). Also, Yonas perceived his Post-Graduate Diploma and Higher Diploma (HDP) from Jimma University (2013) in Teachers Education.

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Currently working on Ethiopia’s Security Predicaments, Yonas's primary research interest is on Ethiopia and the Horn with specific thematic issues relating to national and regional security, foreign policy, and interethnic/interreligious conflicts and conflict management/transformation. Besides, he has been working on China-Japan-Africa relations/cooperation (mainly focusing on issues of peace and security). Yonas is a two-time recipient of the MEXT Scholarship offered by the Government of Japan from 2009 to 2011 and 2016 to 2017."

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Mesfin Gebremichael, Ph.D.

Director, ARUA

 

 

 

Mesfin Gebremichael (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor and Director of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Center of Excellence (CoE) for post-conflict societies at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), AAU. Mesfin is a principal investigator (PI) for the ARUA’s hub and spoke model capacity development project of six African universities funded by UKRI/GCRF. He is also Co-PI for the ARUA’s research project on Migration, Urbanization, and Conflict in Africa.

Mesfin Gebremichael's (Ph.D.) Research interest focuses on governance, peace and development studies, and geopolitics of the Horn of Africa. He has extensively engaged in researches related to the political practice and political economy of Ethiopia, federalism and conflict management in Ethiopia, counterinsurgency, and counter financing of terrorism in the Horn of Africa. His

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Fana Gebresenbet, Ph.D.

Associate PhD Programme Coordinator

 

 

 

Fana Gebresenbet (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor and teaches the MA and Ph.D. courses at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, AAU. He earned his Ph.D. in 2016 in the Joint Ph.D. programme that IPSS runs with Leipzig University. His dissertation was on "The Political Economy of Land Investments: Dispossession, Resistance and Territory-Making in Gambella, western Ethiopia." Fana's primary research interest is on themes related to the politics of development, political economy, pastoral development/conflict, and migration.

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