Sociology professor from Ethiopia to speak at UM

Missoula Current

Professor Molalign Belay Adugna of the University of Gondar in Gondar City, Ethiopia, will visit the University of Montana this month to begin developing an exchange program between UM and UG.

Adugna will give a presentation on opportunities for faculty and student exchanges and collaboration between the universities at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, in room 338 of the Social Science Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Adugna is a lecturer in the Sociology Department and director of the Alumni Relations and Partnership Office of the University of Gondar. He is also a trustee of the Yenage Tesfa Orphan and Street Children Organization in Gondar City.

He is the recipient of the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for emerging young African leaders. As part of the fellowship, he has been in the U.S. for six weeks of leadership training, culminating in a summit in Washington, D.C., including a town hall meeting with President Barack Obama.