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Professor, Center for Federal Studies, Addis Ababa University

Assefa Fiseha is the former chair of the Centre and is a leading scholar of Comparative Federalism, Constitutional law, Management of diversity, intergovernmental relations, minority rights, second chambers and Judicial Systems. He has published a book entitled “Federalism and the Accommodation of Diversity in Ethiopia: A Comparative Study’’ and several book chapters and journal articles in reputable journals. He has provided numerous consultancy services to several national and international institutions such as the Max Planck Institute for International and Public Law (on Sudan), Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy, Frederich Ebert Stiftung, the Forum of Federations.

L.L. B Addis Ababa University (1995) with honour (Law Faculty)L.L.M, PhD. University of Utreeht-2001-2005) Netherland, Constitutional & Administrative Law

Research interests

Comparative Federalism
Managing diversity
Comparative constitutional law
Intergovernmental Relations
Legal Pluralism


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Center for Federal Studies, Addis Ababa University