Mehari Taddele Maru

is currently Part-time Professor at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He is a scholar of foreign policy and geostrategic relations, peace and security, law and governance, strategy and management, human rights, humanitarian and migration issues. He drafted various African Union and IGAD policy blueprints on humanitarian effectiveness and governance, migration and development, and peace and security. These include the AU Border Governance Strategy; the Common African Position on Humanitarian Effectiveness; the Common African Position on Migration and Development; Framework for AU Cooperation with Regional Economic Communities (AU-RECs); IGAD State of the Region Report, the IGAD Peace and Security Strategy 2020, and the State of Peace and Security in IGAD, and IGAD Free Movement Protocol among many others.