The Nordic Africa Institute


NAI Guest Researcher Dialogues

NAI Guest Researcher Dialogues

Date: 29 March 2023

Time: 14.00-15.30

Venue: Protea at The Nordic Africa Institute, second floor, Villavägen 6, Uppsala.

Fika and mingle in the NAI Library afterwards

During the dialogue, we will listen to two presentations about current topics in the Horn of Africa. Assistant Professor Alemu Asfaw Nigusie (Bahir Dar University) will examine the impacts of ethnicity on the dynamics of social cohesion and inclusion of refugees in the national system in Ethiopia. The second presentation by Senior Researcher Dr Temesgen T. Beyan (Research and Documentation Center) will focus on historical and political factors in ethnic federalism in Ethiopia, and the war in Tigray. The discussants will be NAI Senior Researchers Redie Bereketeab and Jesper Bjarnesen.

Fika will be served downstairs in the NAI Library after the event.
Don’t forget to sign up for NAI Africa-specific e-resources for students during the fika!

The dialogue series is organized by Pax et Bellum and Uppsala Peace and Development Students' Association (UPaD), in collaboration with the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI). No membership is required and the event is open to the public.

Alemu Asfaw Nigusie

Alemu Asfaw Nigusie is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. His research interest includes international migration and forced displacement governance, political economy, and identity politics. Currently, he is a Guest Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, conducting his doctoral research on the dynamics of state response towards refugees in Ethiopia.

Dr Temesgen Beyan

Dr Temesgen Beyan is a Senior Researcher at the Research and Documentation Center and a Lecturer in the Department of History at Adi Keih College of Business and Social Science Asmara, Eritrea. My Research focus includes Agrarian and conflict studies. Currently, I am a guest researcher at the Nordic African Institute with a project on Neoliberalism, Conflicts and State Building in the Horn of Africa.


Uppsala Peace and Development Students’ Association (UPaD) was established on the 18th of April 2012 as a student forum for the students of the Bachelor Programme in Peace and Development Studies

Pax et Bellum

Since 2005, Pax et Bellum is the student association of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research and is entirely run by but not limited to students. Our members are mainly students of different faculties and practitioners in the field of peace and conflict

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