Visiting Scholars

Solomon Fikre Lemma Solomon Fikre Lemma, PAS visiting scholar, has served as Dean of the College of Law and Governance Studies and Secretary of the Senate of Addis Ababa University, as well as an assistant professor at the Schools of Law of Addis Ababa and Hawassa Universities. He received his PhD, LL.M., and LL.B. degrees from the Schools of Law of the University of Warwick, Erasmus University, and Addis Ababa University, respectively. Lemma's research interests include law and development, particularly the role and potential of land, business, and property laws in tackling poverty and fostering economic development in developing countries. He has served as a UNHCR volunteer at Bonga and Fugnido Camps for Sudanese refugees in western Ethiopia, contributing to his research interest in the protection and treatment accorded to vulnerable groups such as women, children, and refugees under international and Ethiopian laws.

For more information about becoming a visiting scholar at PAS, please send the following to

  • A resume or CV
  • A detailed outline of your actual academic program while at NU, including your goals and what you intend to do while here. (e.g. conduct research, produce publications, audit classes, etc)
  • Names of faculty members at Northwestern with whom you are interested in interacting.
  • Sources of funding. Please note that the Program of African Studies does not provide funding for your visit.