Tesfaye Tafesse is Professor of Geopolitics and Social Geography at AAU. He served as Director of the School of Graduate Studies and Head of the Centre for African and Oriental Studies at AAU. He was Humboldt Fellow in Germany for two years and winner of OSSREA’s Senior Scholars Research Grant in 2003. He serves as Editorial Board Member of JES and EJDR. He has published extensively on issues related to Nile hydropolitics, migration and food security.