Zekarias Beshah

Senior Researcher

Zekarias Beshah Abebe is a senior researcher whose interest broadly lies in peace and security in Africa, protests and social movements in Ethiopia, and development-security nexus in the context of developing societies. Before joining Amani Africa, he held academic and administrative positions in Ethiopia’s higher education institutions. He has been an assistant professor in law and dean of the College of Law, Debre Berhan University. He has overseen variety of research projects and training programs in his capacity as a researcher and community service coordinator and later on as the dean of the College.

Zekarias earned his first degree in Law from Jimma University (2008), and his Master’s degree in Public International Law from Addis Ababa University (2011). While his background is in Law, he also did an MSc in Security, leadership and Society at King’s College London which further broadens his expertise into the area of peace and security in developing societies.

Zekarias has been an African Leadership Centre Peace, Security and Development fellow at King’s College London (2016/17), African Junior Professionals fellow of the International Peace Institute (New York based independent non-profit lobby group), and a research intern at the University of Cape Town’s Department of Public Law.