Sociology Professor from Ethiopian University to Speak at UM

August 05, 2016

MISSOULA – Professor Molalign Belay Adugna of the University of Gondar in Gondar City, Ethiopia, will visit the University of Montana this month to work toward 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. Wednesday, Aug. 10, in Social Science Building Room 338. 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.

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Contact: Dan Doyle, professor, UM Department of Sociology, 406-243-5912, dan.doyle@umontana.edu.