The University of Ottawa Scholars at Risk program welcomes new scholar

Human Rights Research and Education Centre

By University of Ottawa

Human Rights Research and Education Centre, HRREC

Bantayehu Shiferaw Chanie
The University of Ottawa, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) and the Scholars at Risk (SAR) uOttawa Committee are delighted to welcome a new visiting researcher!

Bantayehu Shiferaw Chanie is a scholar of political science and international relations. Until July 2023, he had served as an Assistant Professor and Ph.D. Program Coordinator in the Department of Political Science and International Studies (DPSIS) at Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia. Prior to joining Bahir Dar University in September 2016, he was Lecturer of Political Science and International Relations at Adama Science and Technology University. Throughout a decade-long career as an academic, Dr. Chanie taught several courses to undergraduate and master’s students, including Politics in the Horn of Africa, International Relations, Peace and Conflict, Survey of Human Rights, Introduction to Politics and Government, and Politics and Government in Africa. He also advised and supervised several students’ undergraduate senior essays and master’s theses. His current research interests include state building, ethnicity and conflict, political transition, forced displacement, and international relations with a focus on the Horn of Africa region. He is being hosted by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).

The University of Ottawa joined the Scholars at Risk (SAR) Network in 2014 and entrusted the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) to develop a SAR uOttawa Program. HRREC Associate Director, Viviana Fernandez, manages the SAR uOttawa Program. She was elected to the SAR Canada Section's Steering Committee (2016-2022) and represented Canada in the SAR International Advisory Committee (IAC) during this period. Viviana currently represents the Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas (CAFA) in the SAR IAC.

Please join us in welcoming him to the University of Ottawa!