Zenebe Beyene

Zenebe Beyene, PhD

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of International Programs
University of Mississippi
NAFSA Global Dialogue Fellow

Zenebe Beyene is assistant professor and coordinator of international programs in the School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. He specializes in media in conflict and post‐conflict societies. Beyene taught, researched, and provided training in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and the U.S., including most recently at Addis Ababa University where he served as director of external relations, partnerships and communications and assistant professor, School of Journalism and Communication. He served as a consultant for InterNews Network, USAID, UNDP, Voice of America, Pennsylvania University/Carnegie Foundation, Oxford University, and Aadland Consult/IDEA International. Beyene published work focusing on Ethiopia and Africa on such topics as tolerance and online debate; the role of TeleCourt; media use and abuse; peacebuilding through the prism of ICT, the diaspora, and listening. He holds a BEd from Kotobe College of Teacher Education, an MA in TEFL from Addis Ababa University, an MA in journalism and a PhD in political science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.