Kjetil Tronvoll will speak at Colombia University on
Ethiopia: Towards Totalitarian State?
Time: Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Place: Knox Hall
Kjetil Tronvoll is professor of human rights at the University of Oslo and holds professorial competence in peace and conflict studies. He is also founding and senior partner of the think tank International Law and Policy Institute. Tronvoll’s doctoral degree is in political anthropology from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Tronvoll has carried out studies in Africa for about 20 years, and has carried out long-term anthropological fieldworks in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Zanzibar.
He has published a number of books, articles and reports on issues of conflict, peace processes, human rights, and democratization. His core geographical areas of research is the Horn of Africa and Eastern Africa, where he also has been involved as an advisor to international initiatives on peace and reconciliation.