Public policy is what governments do when problems arise, and how they act to solve problems. In Ethiopia, the government relies heavily on traditional methods of conflict resolution to mediate disputes between fighting parties. There are many different religious and ethnic groups in Ethiopia. In some parts of Ethiopia, the tribal elders and conflict mediators are elected representatives who are trained and educated by the government. The government also holds peace initiatives for inter-religious peace dialogue. This presentation will include my research on the issue, what I learned via field interviews, analysis and critique of the Ethiopian Public Policy towards conflict resolution.
Steven Robnak, ’14
St. Louis, MO
Majors: Spanish, Latin American Studies, Religion
Paige Brevick, ’13
Sponsor: Steven Sacks