The Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) Service, in collaboration with Ethiopian academics and pro-democracy advocates, has finalized preparations to host a two day symposium on “Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa: Prospects for a Stable, Democratic and Prosperous Future” which will be held from May 9-10, 2015 at the Sheraton National Hotel, 900 Orme Street, Arlington, VA.During the two day conference, scholars, pro-democracy advocates from the Ethiopian Diaspora and friends of Ethiopia shall present their papers and discuss the current socio-political and economic challenges facing Ethiopia and propose practical solutions and recommendations that would allow Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa region as a whole to enjoy lasting peace, stability, democracy and economic prosperity.
Considering the geo-politically strategic position Ethiopia holds in the fight against religious fundamentalism and extremism, and the critical role it could play in bringing about stability in the Horn of Africa, the international community should closely follow what is going in Ethiopia and in the sub region. Currently, all available data from diverse institutions show that conditions in Ethiopia are not sustainable in several ways. Based on most indicators, the future prospect of the country is gloomy unless all stakeholders that care about Ethiopia’s future constructively engage in finding lasting solutions. This conference aims at bringing together key players and voices to discuss and formulate practical recommendations that may bring lasting and sustainable peace and stability in Ethiopia, in particular, and the Horn of Africa, in general.
The Following Are the Specific Objectives of the Conference:
The Areas of Focus will include, but not limited to:
Language of presentation shall be in both the Amharic and English languages. For further information, please contact the Organizing Committee Via email: email@example.com or by telephone at 571- 335-4964