The Third Annual International Tsehai Conference will take place in Washington, DC from June 28th to July 3rd 2008. The theme of this year's conference is Ethiopia's Youth, Ethiopia's FuturePROGRAM   |  OPENING SPEECH

The conference will be an intensive, life-changing experience where young people will have access to positive, charismatic leaders in many fields and where they forge long-term relationships that will continue to inspire positive change in their life and the society at large.

CONFERENCE | June 28th and 29th | George Washington 
WORKSHOP | June 30th

A project of the Ethiopian Heritage Foundation, this conference is jointly organized by Tsehai Publishers, the International Journal of Ethiopian Studies, the Ethiopian Institute for Nonviolence Education and Peace Studies and the African Academic Press. The main objective of Tsehai Conference is to provide an international forum that brings together academics, researchers, other professionals, civic and political leaders, artists and entrepreneurs to discuss, debate and deliberate on the State of Ethiopian affairs and the diaspora.

The Third Annual Tsehai conference will consist a series of panels and roundtables, Tsehai Summar Institute's workshops, film Festival, book launches, and award programs run and presented by Ethiopian leaders — community activists, scientists, artists, writers, historians, and others—who gather for the purpose of exchanging ideas that promote solutions to world problems.


Prof. Richard Pankhurst

Tsehai conference reached a high academic level - and was as exciting as it was inovative.

Maitre Artist Afewerk Tekle

I'm honored to be a part of the Tsehai Conferences. It was an excellent place to exchange ideas.



Institutional Sponsors

 The George Washington University
 Ethiopian Airlines        
Howard University, African Studies Department
 Loyola Marymount University
 Center for Global Studies - George Mason University
 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
 The African Diaspora Foundation
  Antioch University, Los Angeles


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Ethiopian Heritage Foundation
Tsehai Publishers & Distributors
Ethiopian Institute for Nonviolence Education and Peace Studies
African Global Market Enterprise, Inc.
The African Tribune