Andreas Esheté is UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace and Democracy (AAU) and Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. He studied philosophy at Williams College and Yale University and has taught at a number of American universities, among them: Brown, UCLA, UC-Berkeley and Penn. He has published essays in moral and political philosophy. Outside philosophy, Andreas has written extensively on Ethiopia.
Positions in public service include: Chair, Panel of Experts, Federalism Forum - - a biennial international conference of all federative countries held in Africa for the first time in 1910, hosted by Ethiopia (1909- ). Association for the Return of the Maqdala Ethiopian Treasures (1998-present); Chair, Commemoration of the Centennial of the Battle of Adwa (1995-1996); Coordinator for Constitutional and Governance Issues, Inter-Africa Group (1992-1995); President of Addis Ababa University (2004-2011); Chair, Interim Board of the African Union Human Rights Memorial Project (2011- present). Member, Scientific Committee on Labour History of Africa (2012-present); Deputy Chair, Tana High- Level Forum (2012 - present); Member, Board of Forum of Federations (2013-present).