Dima Noggo Sarbo has joined the GEG Team as an Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow. His main area of research is on the role of regional organizations in global governance with a specific research focus on Africa. His research interests include the institution of the state, governance, democratization, human rights, development, identity, nationalism and social movements.
Dima was educated in Ethiopia, Senegal and the United States. He obtained a PhD in Sociology with a major concentration in political economy and a minor in environment from the University of Tennessee. His dissertation research focused on the structure of power and strategy of survival in states with contested legitimacy. In particular, it highlights the dual structure of power, the use of excessive violence, and external patronage. Dima has a B.A. in Political Science and Government from Addis Ababa University, and a Post-Graduate Diploma from the United Nations Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP).
Dima has worked as a consultant on Development, peace and conflict issues for several international non-governmental organizations. He was also involved in struggles for social justice, in diplomacy, negotiations and mediation. In addition, he has worked in education, relief and rehabilitation among refugees, IDPs, and victims of state repression and civil wars in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya. Furthermore, he has served as a cabinet minister in the Government of Ethiopia.
Dima has lived in many countries in Africa and Europe and has travelled widely in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas. He speaks and understands several languages, among them, English, Oromo, Amharic, German, French, and Arabic.
Source: Oxford University