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Dr. Tadios Belay and the President and CEO of U.S. Africa Institute, an international academic institution established to promote U.S. and Africa relationship through academic partnership, exchange programs and public diplomacy. The Institute also advance educational equity for historically underserved students through a wide range of programs and initiatives in and across the United States.

Dr. Belay was recently served a Fulbright Specialist, a U.S. Department of State funded exchange program, in Ethiopia where he provided capacity building trainings for higher education institutions on democracy, human rights, and rule of law. As part of his Fulbright Specialist project, he engaged higher education institutions, youth-led and community organizations where he shared his experience in the U.S. in the areas of conflict resolution, peace building, promotion of democratic values and human rights.

He was also a Human Rights Fellow at the prestigious United States Human Right Network. He also served as a Principal Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

For his unwavering commitment and service to the community, he earned recognition and award from the City of Los Angeles, California State Assembly and the 15thAssembly District as a Community Change-Maker and received the 7th Annual Juneteenth Image Award. Dr. Belay’s educational background spans continents including Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia and Africa. Dr. Belay received his Doctorate in Policy and Global Education from the University of Southern California (USC) where his research focused on the intersection of education, identity, culture, and Black student experience in predominately White Colleges and Universities. Dr. Tadios Belay received a Master of Laws in International Law from the USF, School of Law, where he specialized in international law and completed the prestigious Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.