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SMNE Advisors

  • George Ayittey, PhD, University of Manitoba
    Renowned Scholar, Speaker, Economist, President of Free Africa Foundation, Author of award-winning book African Betrayed and other books, publications and chapters, Professor in residence at American University in Washington D.C.
  • Bunyan Bryant, J.D. Harvard Law School
    Legal Consultant, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; formerly Legal Consultant, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition; Retired Assistant General Counsel, USAID, and Career Senior Foreign Service Officer of the USA
  • Tim Carrington, B.A. University of Virginia
    Journalist (Wall Street Journal), Development Specialist, Former World Bank Senior Communications Officer for Africa, Consultant focusing on fragile and post-conflict states, Author of books and articles, Chairman of the Friends of St. Benedict
  • Sioum Gebeyehou, M.S. Civil Engineering
    Civil Engineer, Management Consultant, Speaker on Leadership and Knowledge Management for International Organizations, Director-Nuclear Planning & Management Services
  • Seid Hassan, PhD Texas A & M University
    Professor of Economics & Finance at Murray State University, Ethiopian Researcher, Writer and Spokesperson Specializing in Global Issues, Trade & Economic Development, the Impact of Trade Liberalization in Sub-Saharan Africa, Corruption in Ethiopia, Editor of The Journal of Business and Public Affairs
  • Judge LaJune Thomas Lange, J.D. University of Minnesota Law School
    Retired State of Minnesota trial court judge, Senior fellow at Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, Adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota, human rights advocate and expert on legal and constitutional standards for discrimination in state and federal courts
  • Reverend Tegga Lendado, PhD.
    Development consultant,  former Director of Forestry for the Central Region, Ethiopia, Forestry Engineer for the UNDP/FAO and others in Southern Africa, Pastor, Educator, formerly employed by the United Nations, World Council of Churches and World Vision International
  • Dr. Said Osman, M.D.
    Renowned Spinal surgeon, Inventor of Spinal Fixation Device, Winner of Kambin Foundation Annual Award for paper in the field of minimally invasive spinal surgery, Writer, Ethiopian Human Rights Spokesperson
  • Jeffrey Steeves, PhD, University of Toronto
    Professor of Political Science at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, Writer & Researcher, specializing in Third World politics and administration of development: East Africa and International Relations; currently conducting research and writing regarding the Canadian Aid Program
  • Paul Williams, PhD, J.D.
     Co-founder and Executive Director of Pubic International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), Major International Peace Negotiator, War Crimes Prosecutor, Drafter of post-conflict constitutions, Author of four books and many articles, publishing op-eds in major papers, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 2005