Christophe Van der Beken

Christophe Van der Beken obtained a PhD degree in law from Ghent University, Belgium, in 2006. His PhD thesis focused on decentralization and ethnic diversity in Africa with a case study of Ethiopia. He has been working as an Academic Assistant and Postdoctoral Academic Assistant at the Ghent University Faculty of Law (2000-2010) and as an Associate Professor at the Ethiopian Civil Service University (2010-2017) and Addis Ababa University (from 2017 onwards). His areas of expertise and research interests include, but are not limited to, comparative constitutional law, federalism, minority rights, local government and good governance. He has an extensive teaching experience, educating and advising students on topics related to his areas of expertise. In this regard, he has also acted as promoter and examiner of various PhD theses, in Ethiopia and abroad. He has furthermore been a reviewer of manuscripts for reputable academic journals such as Ethnopolitics; International Journal on Minority and Group Rights; Regional and Federal Studies; Publius: The Journal of Federalism; Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism; Journal of African Law; and Journal of Ethiopian Law. He has authored and edited various books and articles, several of which have been published in international peer reviewed journals.

Education & Professional Experience

Education

Academic Biography

 

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interest Areas

 

  • PhD in Law from Ghent University, Belgium, in 2006.

 

 

 

  • Academic Assistant and Postdoctoral Academic Assistant at the Ghent University Faculty of Law (2000-2010)

  • Associate Professor at the Ethiopian Civil Service University (2010-2017)

  • Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University (from 2017 onwards)

 

  • Comparative constitutional law

  • Federalism

  • Minority rights

  • local government and good governance

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