Turning Africa’s “Brain Drain” into “Brain Gain”: Exploring Policy Options

Gashawbeza Bekele, PhD


United Nations Association Seminar
Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter

November 20, 2008
Green Hills Public Library
3701 Benthan Ave.
Nashville, TN

Gashawbeza Bekele is Assistant Professor of Geography at Tennessee State University, where he teaches courses in economic, cultural, political issues and African geography. Before coming to the U.S. for his doctoral study, he was a lecturer at one of the most prominent teacher training colleges in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and spent two years studying in Norway. His work and scholarship, which transcend disciplinary boundaries, has focused on broadening our understanding of the relationship between international migration and development in Africa and industrial clustering and regional economic development in the U.S. He is currently working on a manuscript tentatively entitled “Spatio-economic Analysis of Industry Clusters: Methodology and Empirical Evidence from the U.S.”  Dr. Bekele serves on the Board of Directors of the Nashville Chapter of the United Nations Association-USA.