Prof. Alemseged is the co-founder and president of the East African Association for Paleoanthropology and Paleontology (EAAPP) and the African Rift Valley Research Consortium (ARVRC).
The member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has previously served as president of the Department of Anthropology at the California Academy of Sciences.
In his biography published on the website of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Prof. Alemseged does laboratory and field research in paleoanthropology and human evolution.
“To achieve these goals, he conducted multidisciplinary paleoanthropological field work in some of the hominin fossil hotspots in Africa while also applying novel imaging and visualization methods to analyze and interpret fossils of early human ancestors,” his biography indicates.
The Ethiopian-born don has published over 70 peer reviewed scientific papers, contributed to several books and has done extensive scientific and public presentations.
The 53-year-old Professor’s work has been featured on platforms including TED and the Cable News Network (CNN).
Magdalene Kahiu is a Kenyan journalist with passion in Church communication. She holds a Degree in Social Communications from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Currently, she works as a journalist for ACI Africa.
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