Political science professor writes about political prisoners in Ethiopia; education professor to speak at community event; business professor comments on region’s economy

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NOTE: Faculty, if you are interviewed and quoted by news media, or if your work has been cited, and you have an online link to the article or video, please let us know. Contact us at news@csusb.edu.  Trump administration deserves credit for announced release of Ethiopian political prisoners, CSUSB professor saysThe HillJan. 5, 2018
Alemayehu (Al) Mariam, professor of political science at CSUSB, a constitutional lawyer and senior editor of the International Journal of Ethiopian Studies, wrote in an opinion piece: “President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson deserve full credit for promoting human rights and aid accountability in Ethiopia and Africa in general.
“There are many unanswered questions about the announced release of political prisoners in Ethiopia. Is the announcement a public relations stunt? Will there be a blanket amnesty, or only selective release? Is the regime trying to buy time to prolong its rule by making empty promises? Will the regime create bureaucratic snafus and drag its feet in releasing political prisoners? Could the regime use  political prisoners as “hostages” to extract concessions from the opposition? Could the announcement be a genuine gesture aimed at reconciliation and pull the country back from the precipice of civil war? Is the announcement too little, too late as the country slowly slips into a creeping civil war?”
Read the complete article at “Trump administration deserves credit for the announced release of political prisoners in Ethiopia.”
CSUSB education professor one of three guest speakers at Youth Action Project’s ‘YAP TALKS’VoiceJan. 4, 2018
Wil Greer, community leader and assistant professor of education at Cal State San Bernardino, will be one of the featured speakers at the Youth Action Project’s YAP TALKS event on Jan. 13 in San Bernardino.
Greer and two other speakers will deliver 20-minutes speeches that incorporate the philosophies and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to current issues …

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