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Written by Elias Wondimu   
Sunday, 11 March 2007

Tsehai Conference 2007 is the second annual conference aimed at providing a venue for Ethiopian scholars, researchers, and community/public leaders from around the world to present their research findings, to present their views, and discuss and reflect upon issues that are central to Ethiopia's development in the new millennium. The previous Tsehai conference took place in Los Angeles at the Antioch University’s Culver City campus. Tsehai Conference 2007 will be held at the beautiful Anatole Hilton in Dallas, Texas in conjunction with this year’s ESFNA annual festival.

Tsehai Conference 2007 is organized by the International Journal of Ethiopian Studies, the Ethiopian Institute for Nonviolence Education and Peace Studies, and the Ethiopian Heritage Foundation. Tsehai Publishers will publish the proceedings. We invite Ethiopian and Ethiopianist scholars, writers and artists, and researchers to submit original scholarly papers in all areas relevant to Ethiopian Studies. Our theme this year is Ethiopia: In the Eve of the New Millennium.


Topics include but are not limited to:

  • The Prospects of Democracy in Ethiopia
  • Education for the New Millennium
  • Children, the Youth and thier place in the New Millennium  
  • Brain Drain from and Knowledge Transfer to Ethiopia
  • The State of the Horn of Africa and its Future
  • Meeting the Millennium Goals
  • Peace, Nonviolence, and Political Struggle in Ethiopia 
  • Health and Human rights issues
  • Ethiopian Women and their Roles in Society
  • Gender Equality in Urban and Rural Areas
  • Agriculture and Development
  • Ethiopia in the Eyes of the African Diaspora
  • Manufacturing and Development
  • Ethiopia and Globalization
  • Education and Economic Development
  • The Urban – Rural Gap and Urbanization
  • Ethiopia in the New Millennium and Beyond
  • Employment Challenges
  • Prospects and Challenges of Ethiopian Youth
  • The Challenge of Feeding Ethiopians
  • The state of Ethiopian Art [literature, music and painting]
  • Ethiopia and the Electronic Age
  • Scientific Research in Ethiopia
  • Technology and Ethiopia’s development
  • Environmental challenges
  • Ethiopia’s role in Africa
  • Local Knowledge (traditional medicine, technology, etc) and Modernity in Ethiopia

Submissions should contain original work in English or Amharic, should not have been previously published and neither should they be currently under review for publication elsewhere. Papers should properly place the work in the context of the conference's theme, cite related work, and clearly indicate its innovative aspects and contributions to the field of Ethiopian Studies. Papers must be submitted electronically and formatted using the guidelines provided online.

For full papers, we encourage authors to submit concise papers of up to 8 pages; however, papers up to 10 pages long may be submitted. Short papers of up to 4 pages may also be submitted. Short papers provide great opportunity to share preliminary results of work in progress.

Full versions of accepted papers will be published in the Special Millennium Issue of the International Journal of Ethiopian Studies. Authors will have opportunity to finalize their papers before publication.



Submissions of full papers: May 15, 2007  [CLOSED]

Submissions of short papers: May 05, 2007 [CLOSED]

TSEHAI Conference: July 2-3, 2007



Final papers must be formatted to meet our Conference Publications Manuscript Formatting Guidelines (see formatting instruction online). It is highly recommended that authors proofread and check the layout of their papers before submitting them.

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