The Forum held a workshop on the creation of a Master of Arts program in federalism in Addis Ababa. Discussions focused on the draft curriculum, staffing, graduate profile and other preparations required for the planned launching of this new program in October 2007. The workshop included Ethiopian academics interested in federalism, as well as senior university officials and various international experts. Forum representatives included Shawn Houlihan, the Forum’s director for Africa, Forum advisor Norman Moyer and visiting experts Dr. B. K. Joshi of India and Dr. Jaap De Visser of South Africa. Ethiopian academic Dr. Assefa Fiseha has been commissioned by the Forum to assist Addis Ababa University’s new Institute for Federalism in drafting the curriculum. The workshop took place on March 27, 2007.