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Next Society Event: 24th Jun 2019 - Annual General Meeting - Members Only

6:00pm, Room BG01, Brunei Building, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

followed by a public lecture in Room BG01 at 7:00pm.


24th Jun 2019 - Lecture - Ethiopia - A Lifetime of Dramatic Change - Christopher Clapham

7:00pm, Room BG01, Brunei Building, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG - Public lecture (all welcome)


Christopher Clapham first visited Ethiopia as a student in 1962, and returned to work for a PhD on Ethiopian government under Emperor Haile Sellassie, based at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies in what was then Haile Sellassie I University, between 1963 and 1966.

He then stayed on to teach in the newly established Law School. Travel to Ethiopia for Western academics was effectively barred after the 1974 revolution, but he was able to get back for the tenth anniversary of the revolution in 1984, after which he taught in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Addis Ababa University. Since then, he has been able to visit Ethiopia on a fairly regular basis.

In this talk, he will share some reminiscences of life in Ethiopia under the Emperor and the Derg, through to the arrival of the EPRDF government in 1991.


Capacity at the venue is limited, so please reserve your place soon to avoid disappointment.

Eventbrite Tickets - Ethiopia - A Lifetime of Dramatic Change - Lecture by Christopher Clapham