The armed conflict that began in November 2020 in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia between the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Ethiopian Armed Forces has attracted international attention. Despite the federal government declaring the end of the conflict after it controlled the regional capital, TPLF claims the war is continuing.
Considering the diverse perspectives about conflict, the lecture addresses the causes of the conflict, its status and contextualizes the conflict in light of the power struggle and ethnic-based political discourse in the country. The lecture also highlights the atrocities committed during the conflict and the impending humanitarian crisis in the region including the impact of the conflict to regional stability in the Horn of Africa.
The event is free and open to the public. Register to reserve your spot.
Featuring Professor Semahagn Abebe of Endicott College and Discussant Derege Demmissie, JD.
Christopher E Mauriello