Fasil Amdetsion

Fasil Amdetsion is an Ethiopian lawyer with expertise in international law and international affairs. He has worked as an attorney at the New York law firm of Wachtell Lipton, and as senior policy and international legal adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia. He has spoken or authored pieces on international law and the Nile, international affairs, education and development in Africa, and modern African history. He is currently a Board member of Seeds of Africa and Jazzreach. He was previously a member of the Board of the African Services Committee. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.

Strengthening Business Ties Between Italy and Africa

Sep 23, 2016

In the last of a three-part series, Fasil Amdetsion looks at the evolution of Italy’s relationship with its former colonies in the Horn of Africa. Read part 1 and part 2.  Closer Italy-Africa relations can pave the way for mutually advantageous business deal-making and investments. Engagement on the economic front can proceed along...

Italy's Investment in Africa is Not a Passing Fancy

Sep 20, 2016

In the second of a three-part series, Fasil Amdetsion looks at the evolution of Italy’s relationship with its former colonies in the Horn of Africa. Read part 1 here. Italy’s postcolonial relations with the Horn of Africa can be summed up as undulant: occasionally on the rise, propelled toward a...

Italy's History in Africa is a Messy Affair

Sep 16, 2016

In the first of a three-part series, Fasil Amdetsion looks at the evolution of Italy’s relationship with its former colonies in the Horn of Africa. Earlier this year, Italy hosted the first ever Italy-Africa Ministerial Conference in Rome. Held at the cavernous travertine-laden Farnesina headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,...