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Ethiopia: Is There Hope for an End to the Crisis in Tigray?

August 02, 2022 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Africa Program

About the Event

For the past two years, fighting between the forces of Ethiopia's Tigray region and the central government has ripped Ethiopia apart. Now, troops from neighboring Eritrea have entered the fight. Is there any hope in the short- and medium-term to end the violence in Ethiopia? Three experienced Africa hands--Aurelia Brazeal and David Shinn, former US ambassadors to Ethiopia, and Amb. Hank Cohen, former assistant secretary of state for African Affairs--join FPRI's Africa Program director Amb. Charles Ray for a discussion of the current state of affairs and the prognosis for a settlement.


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Amb. Aurelia Brazeal

Amb. Aurelia Brazeal - Ambassador Aurelia (Rea) Brazeal retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2008, with the rank of Career Minister, after a distinguished 40-year career. 

Amb. Henry “Hank” Cohen

Amb. Henry “Hank” Cohen - A retired career diplomat and specialist in African and European affairs, Ambassador (ret.) Herman J. Cohen is President of Cohen and Woods International.

Amb. David Shinn

Amb. David Shinn - David Shinn has been teaching in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University since 2001.

Charles A. Ray

Charles A. Ray - Charles A. Ray, a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Africa Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, served as US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Zimbabwe.