Theodore M. “Ted” Vestal, (Ph.D., Stanford) is professor emeritus of political science at Oklahoma State University and author of “The Lion of Judah in the New World: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Shaping of Americans’ Attitudes toward Africa” (Preager Publishing, 2011). In 1964-66 he served as a Peace Corps executive in Ethiopia and has maintained an academic interest in the country and its people ever since. His book, “Ethiopia: A Post-Cold War African State,” was published in 1999” (Preager Publishing). Vestal has served as an expert witness in over 115 political asylum cases of Ethiopians and Eritreans since 1996.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Vestal, Theodore, "Ethiopian-American Relations during the Reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, 1930-1974" (2012). Distinguished Lectures on Africa. 10.