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a word from Elias Wondimu convener

June 28, 2008

Welcome to TSEHAI’s Third Annual International conference entitled “Ethiopia’s Youth, Ethiopia’s Future.” This event begins the important goal of starting an intergenerational dialogue by focusing on the youth; its achievements, pitfalls and aspirations in a world of unprecedented change.

Africa is known as the continent of youth. While Africa and people of African descent in general have had a greater proportion of their populations in the category of the young, attention paid to the needs and hopes of the youth has not been commensurate. The African tradition of revering the elderly does not seem to have been broadened to incorporate the young members of society. Young people in Africa and the diaspora have followed the best heritages of success. However, a large number have been marginalized and allowed to lose their sense of the future. National and international communities that have registered continued existence for several millennia have the obligation to bequeath their rich legacies to following generations. Our occasion is designed to provide the forum for constructive discourse between the generations as well as among members of civic and academic communities representing diverse ethnic, sociocultural and economic backgrounds. It focuses on ways the best of traditions, cultures and values can be integrated in meeting the challenges of the 21st century. Ethiopia, like its sister nations such as Ghana and Liberia symbolized the hopes and dignified responses of the African World. The specific subthemes of the Tsehai 2008 conference relate to the experiences of Ethiopia while the larger goals and objectives aim at providing the community and scholarly infrastructure by laying the visions of community, stability and continuity for Africa and the African World. My deepest gratitude and appreciation are extended to all participants for their support and contribution to such a noble cause. Akbariwo, Elias Wondimu George Washington University, Washington D.C.

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ETHIOPIAN YOUTH IN THE DIASPORA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES Winta Teferi, Moderator Addis Mesfin, Ethio-Corps | Reversing the Brain Drain Ellias Fullmore, Burntface | Art as a Means of Building Identity Helena Shimeles, Young Diplomats, Canada | Institutional Formation and the Future of Ethiopian Youth in Canada Hendeke Asrat, www.Habesha.com | Identity on the Cyber Space Nuralem Endale, ESAi | The Need for Connecting Students Internationally Nahom Beyene, ESAi Advisory Board Member | Life After College and Our Engagment with the Larger Community Wuhib Bayu, Ethio Studies at Sankofa | The Need for Studying Our History Teodros Gabriel, Hip Hop Artist | Music: Catalyst for Change and Identity Formation

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June 28, 2008 | George Washington, School of Law

ETHIOPIA, HER YOUTH AND THEIR FUTURE IN THE GLOBALIZED WORLD Dr. Cressida Marcus, Michigan State University | Moderator Amb. David Shinn, George Washington University | The Exit Generation and the Future of Ethiopia Dr. Kay Shelemay, Harvard University | Cultural Creativity and its Contribution towards Identity Formation in the Diaspora Dr. Terrence Lyons, George Mason University | Transnational Politics, Diasporas, and the Next Generations Dr. Tim Carmichael, The College of Charlston | Asylum Anxiety: Observations on Recent Trends in Ethiopian Applications in the U.S. EDUCATION, POWER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: THE ROLE AND PLACE OF ETHIOPIAN YOUTH Dr. Pietro Toggia, Kutztown University | Moderator Dr. Messay Kebede, University of Dayton | The Impact of Modern Education on Ethiopian Youth Dr. Damtew Teferra, Boston College | Higher Education in Ethiopia: Aspirations and Constraints of the Youth Salaam Yitbarek, EINEPS Research Fellow | Building Social Capital and Immigrant Organizations in the Ethiopian Diaspora Dr. Ayele Bekerie, Cornell University | The Politics of Age and Power Transfer: The case of Lij Iyasu and Teferi Mekonnen George Washington University, Washington D.C.

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CONFERENCE PANELS June 29, 2008 | GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF LAW

ART, VISION AND SOCIAL CHANGE: TEDDY AFRO AS THE VOICE AND SYMBOL OF THE NEW GENERATION Alemtsehai Wodajo, Poet/Actress/Songwriter | Moderator Dr. Alemayehu Abebe, Language Scholar/Literary Critic Teshome Mitiku, Songwriter/Singer Tamagne Beyene, Comedian/Social Critic Tewodros Abebe, Poet/Author Alemayehu Gebrehiwot, Literary and Drama Critic

ENGAGING THE YOUTH IN THE WORLDS OF TRADITION AND CHANGE: THE AFRICAN DIASPORA AS THE HUMAN AGENCY FOR INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY, VISION AND SOCIAL TRANSITION Dr. Alem Hailu, Howard University | Moderator No Longer at Bay: Asian Diaspora Lessons for Africans in a Borderless World. Mr. Andrew Laurence, George Washington University Replenishing the Dream for the Youth: Nurturing the Vision of Ethiopianism, Pan Africanism and the United Future. Dr. Ben K. Fred-Nemsah, Howard University From Delany and Nkrumah to the African Renaissance: African Youth as the Disciple of Hope and Integrated Identity. Dr. Yonas Kifle, Frederick Community College Building a Bridge between the Homeland and the Land of Emigration: Technology and Knowledge Transfer in an Integrating Planet. Col. Belachew Jemaneh, Jemaneh and Associates Governing the Governors: The Past as Guide to the Future of the Youth. Dr. Ahmed Moen, Howard University Synthesizing the Best of Traditions and Cultures: Ethiopian Youth in the Diaspora

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June 29, 2008 | GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF LAW

STRENGTHENING THE TIES WITH THE ETHIOPIAN DIASPORA TO PROMOTE HEALTH: OPPORTUNITIES, ACTIONS, AND IMPACTS Alula Kebede, Moderator Dr. Mesfin S. Mulatu, Mayatech Corporation Brain Drain vs Brain Gain: An Overview Dr. Tedla W. Giorgis, Visions for Development Ethiopian Diaspora Volunteer Program: Opportunities, Actions, and Impact

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CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLE

Mr. Gizachew Bizuayehu, People to People, Inc. Ethiopian Diaspora Engagement Program in Partnership with the International Institutions Dr. Ashenafi Waktola, Group Against Poverty and AIDS Engagements with Debreberhan and Ambo Hospitals: A Volunteer’s Perspective Mr. John Capati, American International Health Alliance Twinning Center Challenges and Successes: Ethiopian Diaspora Volunteer Program Mr. Kaleb Brownlow, National Alliance of State and Territorial Twining Between Four U.S. State Health Departments and Ethiopian Regional Health Bureau Dr. Bisrat Hailmeskel, Howard University Twining Between Schools of Pharmacies: Howard and AAU Dr. Getachew Asresahegn, Ethiopian in N. America Health Professionals Association Telemedicine in Ethiopia in Mitigating HIV/AIDS

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TSEHAI WHO’S WHO IN YOUNG ETHIOPIANS Ethiopians hold a variety of positions throughout the globe. Accordingly, Tsehai Publishers is compiling the First Edition of Tsehai’s “Who’s Who.” This innagural annual publication is scheduled to be released in September of 2008. It focuses on this growing community’s achievement and will represent the changing face of Ethiopians throughout the international sphere. Achievement is not only about rank, title and wealth; it is about a great deal more. It includes our leaders, our achievers, our champions and our heroes in equal measure. There are those who are honored for their achievements against all odds. The Inaugural book will focus on young prominent individuals from all fields of endeavor, including the sciences, finance, commerce, academia, government, politics, sports, entertainment and more. The book is a compilation of information provided by the listees as well as supplemental information from a litany of independent sources. Thus, this year’s TSEHAI Awards is being planned to take place with the launch of the book in a different date in the coming few months. The award recipients are several remarkable individuals, including our keynote speakers at TSEHAI Conferences 2008: Mimi Alemayehou and Yohannes Tilahun. With thier personal stories, they will inform, challenge, and inspires us all, specially the new generation; and declare the message that thier generation has arrived!

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TSEHAI AWARDS | COURAGEOUS & CONTAGIOUS

MIMI ALEMAYEHOU is a former U.S. Congress Foreign Affairs Advisor and World Health Organization representative and currently sits on the Board of the Ethiopian Community Center of Washington, D.C., and the Citizen League of Ethiopian Americans. Now a presidential nominee for the post of Director of the African Development Bank, she is looking to bring hope to Africa by emphasizing infrastructure support to create access for the beneficial goods the continent needs.

YOHANNES TILAHUN transformed his life from a troubled recent immigrant into a highly successful executive, serving as Senior Vice President/Director at Wachovia Securities. However, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and Yohannes had to overcome considerable obstacles to get to where he is. Now a family man, corporate executive and philanthropist, he had to face deportation, homelessness and climbing the ladder one rung at a time before he could make his dreams a reality.

George Washington University, Washington D.C.

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TSEHAI SUMMER INSTITUTE WORKSHOPS For almost a decade, Tsehai has been the center for knowledge production and information exchange among Ethiopian scholars, Ethiopianists, members of Ethiopian communities, and those who are interested in Ethiopian affairs. Today Tsehai is expanding its horizon and serving a wider audience; however, it still maintains its commitment and focus of encouraging the development of and interest in Ethiopian Studies through publishing activities, organizing academic workshops, seminars and conferences. One of the objectives of Tsehai is to introduce the new generation, both Ethiopians and non-Ethiopians, to the thoughts, writings and achievements of Ethiopians and to works on Ethiopia in order to generate a cross-fertilization of interests and knowledge between the generations and, thus, ensure the continuation and development of Ethiopian studies. In pursuit of these objectives, we started the Tsehai Summer Institute in 2006. Reputed Ethiopian scholars will lead workshops on a wide variety of topics and share with the participants the fruits of their teaching experiences and research activities on Ethiopian related subjects. This year, we focus on personal development issues that will help the youth. The workshops consist of a series of tutorial lectures, organized as interactive sessions, on personal relationship, entertainement and politics as it relates to us here in the Diaspora. These workshops are accessible to students of all levels and are intended to give them the opportunity to engage in discussions and to develop and expand their interests in and knowledge of the subjects.

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Course Title: Relationship and Marriage in the Age of Fast Changes and Mobility Workshop Leader: Dr. Tseday Aberra, Clinical Psychologist Course Description: This seminar is directed toward developing sustainable relationships. In an age where over half of all marriages end in divorce, the seminar will discuss the critical prerequisites to establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. The seminar’s exposure to the various factors that determine the fate of relationships will allow for a more informed approach to those relationships, whether at the relation’s inception or years following its inception. The seminar will address the formation of families in a direct, relevant and challenging fashion. Objectives: Upon completing this seminar, the participants should develop a more coherent and comprehensive understanding of the familial and marital system and the requirements for attaining long-lasting relationships. The workshop is furthermore designed to encourage introspection to mitigate destructive behavior and assumptions. It will provide participants with the resources necessary to develop as individuals while accessing the benefits of forming long-lasting and meaningful relationships.

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Course Title: The Success and Pitfalls of the Entertainment Industry Workshop Leaders: Samuel Suraphel, Beta Bahil; Gabrael Teodros; Ellias Fullmore; Galila; Wainy; Course Description: The workshop equips those pursuing a career in the entertainment/arts industry with tools to increase their likelihood of success. Leading participants in the music, theatre, and film industry will share their experiences. We will start with what propelled the panelists to pursue a career in the arts, then cover the realities of their journey. This includes issues of financial management, family/friend support, coping with industry dynamics, as well as capacity development. Course Approach: This workshop will be free format. Panel members will make brief introductory statements and discuss their background, following which the audience and moderator will ask questions. Objective: Upon completing this workshop, the audience will have better insight into the personal and professional aspects of entering and building a successful career in entertainment industry and the arts. Features of this course: Instructor will be available for Q&A following the seminar.

Course Title: American Grassroots Political Advocacy in the 21st Century Instructors: Yohannes Assefa, Esq., grassroots political activist and Attorneyat-Law; Harry Massale, Democratic Party Committee Member, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Selam Mulugeta, Special Assistant to Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) and chairman of the Congressional Ethiopia Caucus.

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Course Level: Introductory to Intermediate Course Description: A short training program for those who are interested in learning on how to effectively join, participate and influence the American political system at the grassroots level at the local, state and federal levels. Objectives: The main goal of this workshop is to share with prospective grassroots political activists the basic elements of political activism in the United States. It is our hope that participants will have a better understanding of the basic dynamics of grassroots political activism and advocacy in the United States, and how they could participate in this process. The session will also discuss the dynamics of United States political parties (Democratic and Republican Party) and how one can get involved in such parties or run for office as a member of one of the two major political parties.

George Washington University, Washington D.C.

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TSEHAI 2006 | Antioch Univeristy, Los Angeles

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TSEHAI FILM FESTIVAL

The Return of the Obelisk July 3, 2008 This documentary film focuses on the incredible history behind the Axum Obelisk, which almost seventy years after Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia, finally returned home in April 2005. This Obelisk is a twenty-three meter stele that Ethiopia considers one of its most important historical monuments and one UNESCO declared as world heritage. Through the Obelisk’s tale, the film recollects the history of Ethiopia— its relationship to Italy, its fight for independence, and since then, its seventy-year struggle to retrieve this priceless piece of art. Additionally, the film illustrates Ethiopia’s rich cultural heritage to the public, and thus, offers a different image of the country that has, and continous to suffer from a unique, widespread misrepresentation in Western media outlets. Writer/Director: Samson Giorgis Duration: 64 Minutes

13 Months of Sunshine July 3, 2008 13 Months of Sunshine is the story of an Ethiopian man who marries a woman so she can get a green card and become a citizen of the United States. In exchange, her family pays him $20,000, enough to open up his own dream business--an authentic Ethiopian coffee house. During the year-long naturalization process, they must learn to live with each other, finding that the marriage of convenience becomes complicated through love, jealousy, and the clash of cultural values each must face in following their dreams. Hanna is a beautiful girl who is quickly drawn into the world of fashion. Meeting Morris Benton, a fashion agent specializing in Ethiopian models, Hanna learns that the world of modeling forces her to question her traditional values in the face of pressure to conform to American standards. The call of coffee, of fashion, and the unspoken desires of each character all collide in a colorful, comedic, and heartwarming tale that speaks both to the immigrant spirit and to the American dream. Writer/Director: Yehdego Abeselom Duration: 95 Minutes

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The Djibouto-Ethiopian: Stories of a Return

Room 11, Ethiopia Hotel July 3, 208

July 3, 2008

By witnessing the interaction between two children and the Japanese filmmaker, Itsushi Kawase, this film captures a sense of the life of children living on the street in Godar.

After several years in France, Samson Giorgis, a young Ethiopian, returns to his country. To travel the 874 kilometers that separate Djibouti and Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, Samson takes the old, mythical railway known as the Djibouto-Ethiopian. During his journey, we discover the life inside the train. It is a place of, not only, exchange and trade, where most seats are filled by tcharcharis (female smugglers), but also, one full of life, where the travelers play games to kill time. Naturally, the main subject that the travelers love to talk about is the railway itself. Everyone has something to say about it, and in his or her own way, everyone keeps the myth alive. Writer/Director: Samson Giorgis and Antoine Cuche Duration: 52 Minutes

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Although the film is about the children’s life on the streets, the entire film was shot in the filmmaker’s room in the Ethiopian Hotel in Piassa, Gondar. This limited space allows the film to focus on the communication between the children and the filmmaker, revealing some of the ideas that enable them to endure and survive on the streets. Ethiopia Hotel is more of a sensitive testimony than a scientific documentary, yet, through its hybrid approach, the filmmaker aims to explore new trends in visual anthropology, while touching on intimacy and subjectivity. Director/Editor: Itsushi Kawase Duration: 24 Minutes

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ETHIOPIAN STUDIES Vol. III, No. 2 | Win./Spr. 2008 ISSN: 1543-4133 IJES is an interdisciplinary, refereed journal dedicated to scholarly research relevant to or informed by the Ethiopian experience. CONTENT: 1. Distressed, yet Confident, Ethiopia enters the Third Millennium by Tekeste Negash 2. The Ethiopian Millennium & Its Historical and Cultural Meanings by Ayele Bekerie 3. The Challenge of the New Millennium: Renaissance or Reappraisal? by Bahru Zewde 4. Preliminary Reflections on Ethiopian Democracy in the New Millennium by Maimire Mennasemay 5. Modernity, the Ethiopian Youth and the Challenge of the Third Millennium by Paulos Milkias 6. The Promise of Ethiopia: Public Action; Civic Forgiveness; Creative Power by Donald N. Levine, and more...

Editorial Director: Elias Wondimu Senior Editors: Drs. Maimire Mennasemay, Al G/Mariam, Worku Negash & Alula Pankhurst

ETHIOPIA & ERITREA: The Last Ten Years of the Reunion Struggle, 19411952 by Sylvia Pankhurst ISBN: 1-59907-022-7 This book throws interesting light on the legitimate aspirations of the people of the excolony, young and old; the interests of old-time Italian settlers; the bias of the local British “caretaker” administration; and the machinations of various sections of the international community, which delayed a decision on Eritrea’s future for over a decade. Of particular interest is the author’s analysis of the two international commissions of inquiry which visited the territory; her revelation as to how the British administration robbed the ex-colony of port and other installations earlier established by the Italians; and her description of Asmara’s colonial heritage of racist discrimination and poverty.

George Washington University, Washington D.C.

ZERIHUN YETMGETA: The Magic Universe of Art by Dr. Abebe Zegeye and Meskerem Assegued ISBN: 978-1-59907-030-8 This collection of works looks back over Zerihun’s 40 years of dedicated work; it follows the maturation of his artistic passion. His art has grown more fulsome; his talent for transposing traditional motifs of Ethiopian Christianity into contemporary art, has become more prodigous, more intricate and more laden with hidden meaning.

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Zerihun’s art is deconstructive of art and realities that are always projected as unified. And deconstruction leads to imagining a plurality of centres in a discourse that had been relegated to the margin. This is the legacy that Zerihun shares with the rest of the world through his art and through this book. 17


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Tsehai Conference 2008 would like to acknowledge and express its deepest appreciation to its sponsors and partners. These visionary supporters are committed to building a better society that we all are proud to live in. Thank you.

Presented by Ethiopian Heritage Foundation Tsehai Publishers & Distributors | International Journal of Ethiopian Studies Ethiopian Institute for Nonviolence Education and Peace Studies Africa Global Market Enterprise, Inc. | www.africanmarket.com The African Tribune

Institutional Sponsors Ethiopian Airlines Marymount Institute, Loyola Marymount University Howard University, African Studies Center | Antioch University George Washington University, School of Law George Mason University, Center for Global Studies UCLA’s Center for Communications and Community Ethiopian American Cultural Center

Conference Affiliates PEN USA Ethiopian Free Press Journalsits Association African Diaspora Foundation | Ge’ez Frontier Foundation Black Journalists Association, Southern California Life’s Second Chance Foundation

Participating Organizations Ethiopian Students Association, International Sankofa Bookstore and Caffe Ethiopian Art Foundation | Tayitu Entertainment

Promotional Supporters EthiopianReview.com | EthioForum.org | EthioMedia.com | AddisVoice.com EthiopiaFirst.com | CyberEthiopia.com | AfricanMarket.com | AfricanTribune.com AbugidaInfo.com | ZeEthiopia Radio and Newspaper | TheEthiopianAmerican.com German Radio | Voice of America

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Steering Committee Abebe Zegeye, University of South Africa in Pretoria | Alem Hailu, Howard University | Alemayehu Gebre-Mariam, UC, San Bernardino | Berhanu Abegaz. College of William and Mary | Maimire Mennasemay, Dawson College | Worku Negash, Mission College

Advisory Committee Addis Adugna, Ethiopian Heritage Foundation | Messay Kebede, University of Dayton | Haile Gerima, Howard University | Ayele Bekerie, Cornell University Elias Kifle, EthiopianReview.com | Adugnaw Worku, Pacific Union College Solomon Abate, Ethiopian Music Foundation | Theresia de Vroom, Loyola Marymount University | Chris Abani, University of California, Riverside | Damtew Teferra, Boston College & IFP | Neal King, Antioch University | Wendy Belcher, Princeton University | Kinfu Assefa,Ethiopian Media Forum | Achamyeleh Debela, North Carolina Central University | PietroTogia,Kurtztown University YotiTelahun, Cascadia College | Lahra Smith, Georgetown University Raymond Silverman, University of Michigan | Paulos Milkias, Concordia University | Menasse Zewdu, Ge’ez Frontier Foundation | Yohannes Assefa, TheEthiopianAmerican.com

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Convener and Chair

Development Committee Yared Mengistu | Hohete Arefeaine | Demi Bekele | Wondwossen Mezlekia

Workshop Committee Yoseph Gezahegne | Winta Teferi | Samuel Suraphel Nahom Beyene | Yoti Tilahun

Tsehai Staff Nader Alsheikh | Leonid Leonov | Neil Quintana | Natalia Aivazova

Tsehai Interns and Volunteers Kyle Ruebsamen | Lisa Fang | Elelta Zeleke | Naomi Tessema Samy Taye | Lidet Teka | Fitsum Tibebe | Tsedey Taye | Beza Kumbi | Sara | Tigist

Special Thanks Wondimu Bezuneh; Elsa Wondimu, Seblewongel, Yoseph and Sara Gezahegne; Dr. Solomon Mamo; w/ro Nigatua Gezahegne and Ayele Dejene; Taye Hailu and Almaz Seifu; Girma Jiru and Tsehai; Alemu Hailu; Menelik Tefera and Beza-Yohannes; Tesfu Gerima; Kebede Tekleyes; Ephrem Girma; Shonda Buchanan; Gaby Kassa, Yared and Challa Fana; Elias Belayneh; Teshome Tesfaye.

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Unionists and Separatists: The Vagaries of EthioEritrean, 1941-1991 [ISBN: 978-1-59907-023-0] By Shumet Sishagne

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Priests and Politicians: Protestant & Catholic Missions in Orthodox Ethiopia (1830-1868) [9-781599-070216] By Donald Crummey

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The Evolution of Ethiopian Absolutism: The Genesis and the Making of the Fiscal Military State, 1696-1913 [978-1-59907-020-9] By Tsegaye Tegenu

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The Survival of Ethiopian Independence [0-9723172-7-9] By Sven Rubenson

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The Dying Lion: Feudalism and Modernization in Ethiopia [1-59907-016-8] By Patrick Gilkes

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Ethiopia: Judaism, Altars, and Saints [1-59907-008-1] By Stuart Munro-Hay

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Ethiopia Unveiled [1-59907-009-x] By Stuart Munro-Hay

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Expedition from Uganda to Abyssinia (1898) [978-1-59907-007-0] Edited by Frederic A. Sharf

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Wax and Gold: Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture [1-59907-003-0] By Donald N. Levine

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Enough with Famines in Ethiopia: A Clarion Call [1-59907-002-2] By Fassil G. Kiros

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Meskel: An Ethiopian Family Saga [0-9748198-9-1] By Mellina and Lukas Fanouris

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Ethiopia at Bay [1-59907-000-6] By John H. Spencer

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The Son’s of Sheba’s Race [1-59907-005-7] By William Scott

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Ethiopia in Wartime: 1941-1942 [0-9748198-2-4] Edited by Frederic A. Sharf

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Abyssinia, 1867-1868: Artists on Campaign [0-9723172-4-4] By Frederic Sharf with Prof. David Northrup and Prof. Richard Pankhurst

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Letters from Abyssinia: 1916 and 1917 [0-9748198-0-8] By Major Hugh Drummond Pearson

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Zerihun Yetmgeta: The Magical Universe of Art [978-1-59907-030-8] By Abebe Zegeye and Meskerem Assegued

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Sylvia Pankhurst: Counsel for Ethiopia [0-9723172-3-6] By Richard Pankhurst

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Futuh Al-Habasa: The Conquest of Abyssinia [0-9723172-4-4] By Sihab ad-Din Ahmad bin Abd al-Qader bin Salem bin Utman

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The 1903 Skinner Mission to Ethiopia and A Century of Ethiopian-American Relations [0-9748198-1-6] By Robert P. Skinner and Amb.Dabvid Shinn

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Diary of a Journey to Abyssinia 1868 [0-9723172-1-x] Edited by Richard Pankhurst

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ETHIOPIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION (EHF) w w w. e h f o u n d a t i o n . o r g We are many individuals who--in extraordinary times--come together in strength. We join with one another in moments of great happiness and periods of great challenge. No Ethiopian, anywhere in the world, faces the future alone. We reach out our hands to each other and our neighbors, whether they live across the street, across the river, or across the world. We want to deliver a secure and joyous Ethiopian future to our children and grand children. It is not our duty to finish the work, but neither are we free to abstain from it. We build and plant today so that the next generation will enjoy the fruits of our labor. Together we are strong and we will shape our future. The mission of the Ethiopian Heritage Foundation is to preserve, protect and promote the culture and history of Ethiopia, and to build a new social, economic and political Ethiopian community in North America, so that to empower Ethiopians to contribute to the socio-economic development of their country and their fellow country man in Diaspora.

ETHIOPIAN INSTITUTE FOR NONVIOLENCE EDUC ATION AND PEACE STUDIES (EINEPS) w w w. e i n e p s . o r g EINEPS work to build a world of mutual understanding among the Ethiopian people, in which nonviolent processes are used to reconcile conflicts and build community. We seek to study and apply approaches which will foster more harmonious relationships at every level in our society. The mission of EINEPS is: • To heal, empower and revitalize lives and communities through the practice of nonviolence as a way of life. • To create a sustainable society that honors the dignity and worth of every human being through education, inspiration, and cooperative action. • To establish that each person can change the future of our country in the direction of peace through their daily nonviolent choice and action. We envision a nation of justice, peace, and freedom which is free from war, tyranny, poverty and environmental degradation. It is a revolutionary vision of a beloved community where differences are respected, conflicts are addressed nonviolently, oppressive structures are dismantled, and where people live in harmony with each other and the earth, nurtured by our common experiences that foster compassion, solidarity, and reconciliation. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi We c a n h e l p ! 22

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George Washington University, Washington D.C.

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The Last Ten Years of the Reunion Struggle, 1941-1952

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Sylvia Pankhurst

Tradition & Change in Ethiopia Soc and Cultural Life as Reflected in Social Amharic Fictional Literature: 1930-1974

Reidulf Molvaer

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TSEHAI 2008  

The Third Annual International Tsehai Conference took place at George Washington University in Washington, DC from June 28th to July 3rd 200...