Aside from a brief Italian occupation from 1936 to 1941, Ethiopia maintained its ancient monarchy until 1974, when the Derg, a military junta, established a socialist state, which lasted until 1991. In 1994, a new constitution was adopted, and the first multiparty elections were held in 1995. Ethiopia is slightly less than two times the size of Texas, with a total area of 1,104,300 sq km. The geologically active Great Rift Valley makes Ethiopia susceptible to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Ethiopia is also plagued by frequent droughts. Amarigna (Amharic) is Ethiopia’s official language. It natural resources include small reserves of gold, platinum, copper, potash, natural gas, and hydropower. Ethiopia is a federal republic, has a population of 93,815,992 people, and its capital is Addis Ababa. It is the oldest independent country in Africa, and one of the oldest in the world. The Abyssinian lion is its national symbol.

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    Arun Agrawal

    Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment

  • Jacinta Beehner

    Jacinta Beehner

    Assistant Professor, Psychology
    Assistant Professor, Anthropology

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    Thore Jon Bergman

    Assistant Professor, Psychology
    Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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    Valeria Bertacco

    Associate Professor, Computer Engineering
    Associate Professor, Computer Science

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    Senait Fisseha M.D.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Rani Kotha

    Deputy Director, Global Health Programs

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    Jody Lori

    Assistant Clinical Professor, Office of International Affairs
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    Assistant Clinical Professor, Nurse-Midwifery Education Program

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    Rosemary Sarri

    Professor Emeritus, Social Work
    Research Professor, Institute for Social Research

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    Raymond Silverman

    Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    Professor, History
    Director, Museum Studies Program

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    Joseph Trumpey

    Associate Professor, School of Art and Design

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    Teshome Wagaw

    Professor Emeritus of Education, School of Education
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