Past event

Research Event

Ethiopia: The Last Two Frontiers

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Horn of Africa Project


Professor John Markakis, Author, Ethiopia: The Last Two Frontiers
Respondent: Professor Christopher Clapham, Cambridge University
Chair: Sally Healy OBE, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House


The author of numerous works on Ethiopia, Professor Markakis will discuss his new book on the country’s efforts to integrate a multicultural empire into a modern nation state. He will argue that there are two major obstacles to the Ethiopian state achieving the secure borders that a mature nation state requires which he will outline at this event. Professor Christopher Clapham will respond to and debate his key arguments.