Office: Raubinger 431
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Mondays, 5-6; Tuesdays, 2-3; Thursdays, 2-3; and by appointment
Department: Political Science
Position: Acting Department Chair
Area Specialization International political economy, comparative politics, public policy, hydropolitics, African politics
Aaron Tesfaye is Professor of Political Science at William Paterson University, in Wayne, NJ. He received his BA and MPA degrees from California State University, Fresno, and his PhD from the Center for Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
He is the author of several books and many scholarly articles. His publications include; State and Economic Development in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia (2017); The Political Economy of the Nile Basin Regime in the Twentieth Century (2009); Political Power and Ethnic Federalism: The Struggle for Democracy in Ethiopia (2002) and China and Ethiopia: The Long-Term Perspective (forthcoming NY: State University of NY Press 2019.) He has taught in the Departments of Economics and Political Science, California State University Fresno (1997-2004) and in the Faculty of Social Sciences, at Universidad De Sao Jose, Macau, S.A.R. Peoples Republic of China (2011.)
He is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University. He was a 2010-2011 Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and was a senior Fulbright Scholar (2018-19) at the College of Law and Governance, Makelle University, Ethiopia.
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