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London School of Economics Fellow Dr. Awol Allo to Speak at Washington and Lee University

Awol K. Allo of the London School of Economics (LSE) will deliver a public lecture at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 17 at 4:45 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

Allo will speak on “Law Against the State: the Courtroom as a Space of Resistance.” Refreshments will be served.

Allo’s lecture is the first of several events in a year-long seminar titled Human Rights in Africa: A Transdisciplinary Approach. The seminar has been made possible by the Center for International Educational with funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Other events include public lectures, book colloquia, a winter term film series and a workshop for high school students.

Allo is an LSE Fellow in Human Rights at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of critical social and legal theory, political theory, human rights, biopolitics, genealogy, performativity and resistance.

Prior to joining LSE in 2013, Allo was a lecturer in law at St. Mary’s University College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and has taught at different universities including Addis Ababa University, Glasgow University and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Allo holds an L.L.B. from Addis Ababa University, an L.L.M. in international human rights from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow.