Ethiopian Institute for Nonviolence Education and Peace Studies

Omara Otunnu

Written by  EINEPS Wednesday, 08 August 2012 06:48

Prof. Omara Otunnu is the first and to date the only holder of a UNESCO Chair in Human Rights in the United States of America and Coordinator of UNESCO Chairs in Human Rights in the region that comprises Israel, Western Europe and North America. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut. 

In addition to his tenured position teaching history at the University of Connecticut, he also serves as Executive Director of the UConn-ANC Partnership, which consists of three projects: comparative human rights, oral history, and archives, and has received funding from the Mellon Foundation; and he leads the University of Connecticut-University of Fort Hare (South Africa) international linkage, as its director.

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