Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order Regarding the Crises in Ethiopia
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Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order Regarding the Crises in Ethiopia

September 23, 2021 We, the Board members of the Global Ethiopian Scholars Initiative (GESI), have read with deep concern the Executive Order signed by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., on September 17, 2021 in relation to the ongoing crises in Ethiopia. GESI is a non-profit organization of leading scholars from across Ethiopia’s diverse regions and…

Statement on “an open call by African intellectuals for urgent action on Ethiopia
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Statement on “an open call by African intellectuals for urgent action on Ethiopia

August 29, 2021       We, the Board members of the Global Ethiopian Scholars Initiative (GESI), have read with interest and disappointment the   recent statement issued by concerned African intellectuals with reference to the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.   GESI is a non-profit organization of leading scholars from across Ethiopia’s diverse…

Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations from GESI board.
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Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations from GESI board.

His Excellency Dr. António Guterres Secretary-General United Nations 405 East 42nd Street New York, NY, 10017, USA RE: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Dear Dr. Guterres, We, the Board members of the Global Ethiopian Scholars Initiative (GESI), are writing to your esteemed office to express our grave concern over the call by Egypt and…

A Communique of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)
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A Communique of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

We, members of the Advisory Council, composed of academics, scholars and professionals in Ethiopia and the Diaspora, are outraged by the misguided, biased and unfounded statements made by Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif of Egypt, Ahmed Abul-Gheit, the Arab League Secretary-General, and General Kenneth McKenzie, US Central Command (CENTCOM) made in reference to…