Sep 01 2017 Posted: 11:34 IST

Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University Galway

Friday 14th of September 2017

Viva Success!


Hugh congratulations to Mesenbet Tadeg successfully defended his thesis entitled 'Freedom of Expression and the Contours of Political Speech in Ethiopia: Lessons from a Comparative Study'. The thesis was supervised by Dr Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko. Profesor Thomas Healy of Seton Hall Law School acted as the external examiner, Dr Shane Darcy acted as an internal examiner. Professor Siobhan Mullally chaired the viva.

Mesenbet is pictured here with his supervisor Dr. Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko, internal examiner Dr. Shane Darcy, and external examiner Professor Thomas Healy of Seton Hall University School of Law.

Thomas Healy is a law professor at Seton Hall University. He is the author of “The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind – and Changed the History of Free Speech in America,” which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and was selected as a New York Times Book Review  editor’s choice.  Professor Healy's lecture took place in the Irish Centre for Human Rights on Thursday 14th of September. The title of his lecture was "The Birth of Free Speech in America" the photo of his book is here: .

Well done Mesenbet! We wish you the very best in your future career!