Prof. Mehari Taddele Maru is currently a Part-time Professor at the Migration Policy Centre and Academic Coordinator of the Young African Leaders Programme at the School of Transnational Governance and at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He is also a Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Bruges, Belgium.
A graduate of Harvard and Oxford universities, he holds a PhD in Legal Sciences from JL Giessen University, Germany, an MPA from Harvard, an MSc from the University of Oxford and an LLB from Addis Ababa University.
With over 20 years of management and professional working experience in multi-lateral bodies, he combines research excellence with a deep knowledge of multi-lateral systems. Prof. Mehari is a member of the Technical Committee of the Tana High-Level Security Forum and worked as Programme Coordinator for the African Union (AU) Migration Programme and as Legal Expert at the AU Commission. He served as Programme Head for Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and as Director for University Reform at Addis Ababa University in addition to serving as a member of the university’s Senate and Policy Committee.