Aaron Tesfaye

Associate Professor, Political Science, William Paterson University in New Jersey.


Research Interests: International political economy, comparative politics, public policy, hydropolitics, African politics.

Bio: Aaron Tesfaye is author of The Political Economy of the Nile Basin Regime in the Twentieth Century (NY: Edwin Mellen, 2009) and Political Power and Ethnic Federalism: the Struggle for Democracy in Ethiopia (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002).

He has competed a book manuscript State and Development in Africa: the Case of Ethiopia, (Palgrave forthcoming May 2017) is working on China in Ethiopia: the Long Term Perspective, (SUNY Press, forthcoming 2017) and has contributed a chapter, Ethiopia, China and the West, In Chris Alden and Laura Barber eds., China in Africa; Building Peace and Security Cooperation on the Continent, (Palgrave, forthcoming 2017).

He was a 2010-2011 Fulbright Scholar at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He is a Visiting Professor at the Africa Union/Institute of Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University, and has also taught at Universidad De Sao Jose, Macau (2011.) He has published articles in the Beijing Review's China Africa Journal, Journal of Northeast African StudiesInternational Journal of Ethiopian Studies, Journal of Ethiopian Federal Studies, Journal of African Union Studies (JoAUS,) Canadian Journal of African Studies, and UCLA’s Globalization Research Center.