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Adom Getachew

Adom Getachew is the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago. She is author of Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination.

Adom Getachew Mengiste Selassie

Maaza Mengiste’s novels reject grand narratives, instead offering uncommonly intimate glimpses of what it was like to live through the century of war and dictatorship that created today’s Ethiopian diaspora.

Adom Getachew
rethinking the responsibility to protect

In 2001, three frameworks for handling international crises emerged: the War on Terror, an ill-defined "responsibility to protect" struggling countries, and the Caribbean movement for reparations. The first two have failed, but the third may still have something to tell us.

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Getachew Manley feature

In the 1970s, a bloc of Third World states forced the United Nations to take seriously the unequal distribution of global wealth. Could their example inspire a new generation?

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1920px-Andre_Vasquez_at_Lincoln_Yards_protest,_April_2019

A political appeal to “the people” is a central element of democratic societies. Can we imagine a revitalized, multiracial populist politics today?

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