Voice of Assenna Upcoming Radio Programme: Review of 2011- Featured Panellists: Dr. Bereket Habte Selassie, Dr. Assefaw Tekeste and Dr. Angsom Atsbaha
Dr. Bereket Habte Selassie is a leading scholar on African law and government. He is William E. Leuchtenburg Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also instructs
Dr. Bereket Habte Selassie is a leading scholar on African law and government. He is William E. Leuchtenburg Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also instructs at the University of North Carolina School of Law. After Eritrea gained independence, Dr. Bereket served as the constitutional commission chair and was the principal author of Eritrea’s constitution. He has also served as senior advisor on constitutional reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Iraq, among others. Bereket Habte Selassie is an activist for reform in Eritrea and supporter of Pan-Africanism.
Dr. Assefaw Tekeste served as Head of Medical Services for the EPLF, which led the country’s thirty-year war for independence from Ethiopia. He was Head of Civilian Health Services for Eritrea and a key architect in rebuilding the national health care system after the country’s liberation in 1991. He has been a Research Fellow in the School of Public Health at University of California, Berkeley and has earned a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree for his study of corruption and its effect on health care in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Assefaw Tekeste is an activist for reform and democratic change in Eritrea.
Dr. Angsom Atsbaha is an assistant professor of Political Science, History, and the Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations. He is assistant chairman of the Department of Social Science, chairman of the Global Studies Initiative Core Group, deputy chairman of the Truman College Council, and member of the Faculty Council. Dr. Anghesom Atsbaha received the 2010 Kathy Osterman Award from the Chicago Mayor for Superior Public Service. In 2008, he also received the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for his work in outreach and mentoring diverse adult students. Dr. Anghesom Atsbaha is an activist for democratic change in Eritrea.