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Okbazghi Yohannes, Ph.D.


  • Professor, Political Science



  • First Floor, Room 105
  • Ford Hall, Belknap Campus

Phone Number

  • 502-852-4734

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Okbazghi Yohannes is Professor of International Studies at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.  He has PhD in International Studies from the University of Denver and a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the U.S. International University – San Diego, California. 

His areas of teaching are: International Relations, African Politics, Politics of the Middle East, International Terrorism, and Comparative Political Economy.  Yohannes has published five books, among which are: Water Resources and Inter-riparian in the Nile Basin and Anatomy of an African Tragedy.  He has also published numerous articles.  Currently, Yohannes is looking at hydro-ecological status of three East African lakes.  Yohannes’ research areas include: political economy of fishery, water resources, and the politics of religion.

Educational Background

  • University of Denver, Denver, CO (1982-1987) PhD
  • U.S. International University - Nairobi Campus (1980-1981) MS
  • Haile Selassie Univ. - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1969-1973) BA

Research Interests

  • International Relations
  • African Politics
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • International Terrorism
  • Comparative Political Economy
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