Paulos Milkias, editor, has been Professor of Humanities and Political Science at Marianopolis College/Concordia University in Montreal Canada starting in 1986. He earned his Ph.D. from McGill University. He has published two books with Algora Publishing, and several other books mostly focusing on Ethiopia. He is Editor of North-East-African Studies (Michigan State University), and Horn of Africa, (Rutgers University). As well, he is Contributing Editor of World Education Encyclopedia, (Facts on File Publications, 1988) and a lead author for Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, (University of Hamburg 2005). Dr. Milkias has published over 100 articles, many of which have appeared in peer reviewed and prestigious scholarly journals.
Getachew Metaferia, co-editor, teaches political science and coordinates the graduate program in International Studies at Morgan State University. Dr. Getachew Metaferia is associated with the Political Leadership Institute at Morgan State University, which, in collaboration with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), provides leadership training. His publications include a book on the exodus of Ethiopia’s educated classes and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. He received his department’s "Distinguished Service" award in 2005. Dr. Metaferia was also a recipient of Fulbright-Hayes awards and was assigned to Myanmar and Thailand (2002), and China (2004).
Among the book's contributors, Richard Pankhurst has published 36 books and more than 400 scholarly articles. His seminal works, The Economic History of Ethiopia, Cambridge University Press, 1976, and The Ethiopians: a History, Oxford University Press, 2001, are classics in the field. He was awarded the prestigious title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contribution to Ethiopian studies in 2004.
Zewde Gabra-Selassie, Dejazmach, served as Governor and Mayor of the capital city of Addis Ababa, Minister of Public Works, and in other leadership positions during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. As well as being decorated by the Emperor, he is a recipient among others of the GC of the Orders of Phoenix of Greece (1959) and Cdr. of the Orders of St Olav of Norway (1956). Dr. Dejazmach Zewde is also a distinguished African historian and is the author of many works including Yohannes IV - Political Biography, Oxford University Press – 1975; and Eritrea–Ethiopia, In the context of the Red Sea and Africa, Washington D.C, Smithsonian Institute, 1976.
Negussay Ayele, a former Ethiopian Ambassador to Scandinavia, is Professor of Political Science and International Relations. A cofounder of the African Association of Political Science, he has been awarded Fulbright, Ford, and Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung Fellowships. His recent books include Ethiopia and the United States: The Seasons of Courtship and In Search of the DNA of the Ethiopia-Eritrea Problem. He teaches for the Bunche Center for African-American Studies and for the Honors Collegium at the University of California in Los Angeles.
Harold Marcus was Distinguished Professor of History at Michigan State University. He was the founding editor of the refereed journal Northeast African Studies; he is perhaps best known for his biographies of Emperors Menelik II and Haile Selassie I, and his textbook History of Ethiopia [Oxford University Press]. He also authored numerous articles dealing with Ethiopia, and edited several monographs.
Theodore M. Vestal is professor of political science and international studies at Oklahoma State University. He holds degrees from Yale Law School, Harvard, and Stanford University. In 2005, Professor Vestal was Hiob Ludolf Endowed Professor in Contemporary Ethiopian Affairs at the University of Hamburg in Germany. His books include Ethiopia: A Post Cold War African State, Praeger, 1999.
Maimire Mennasemay teaches in the humanities/philosophy department of Dawson College, Montreal, Canada and is a fellow of the Center for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS) of McGill University. Dr. Mennasemay has published many scholarly works and is currently a member of the editorial board of Labor, Capital and Society published by CDAS, McGill Universtiy, Montreal, Canada, Horn of Africa Journal, Rutgers University, and the International Journal of Ethiopian Studies, Hollywood, CA.
Mesfin Araya is Associate Professor of African Studies at York College/ City University of New York, where he is Head of African-American Studies. He has produced numerous scholarly works on Ethiopia and Eritrea, from a political science perspective; his next book analyzes Eritrean nationalism.