Nigeria in the World Event (via Zoom)


Monday, May 24, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Online Only

"Addressing the Governance Crisis in the South East"

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Professor Kingsley Moghalu, Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria; 2019 Presidential Candidate.


Darren Kew

Co-sponsored by the Center for Peace, Democracy and Development, University of Massachusetts Boston.

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Darren Kew, Associate Professor, McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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Prof. Kingsley Moghalu will discuss the roots of Nigeria’s governance crisis as it is playing out int he nation’s restive southeast from both a political and economic perspective. How can the governance issues driving concerns like the Biafra movement in the region be addressed, and what are the possibilities for the southeast to take the presidency in 2023, since it is its “turn” under the zoning logic of the political parties?

Speaker Bio:

Professor Moghalu previously worked for the United Nations for 17 years in peacekeeping, nation-building and development finance roles in New York, Cambodia, Croatia, Rwanda/Tanzania, and in Switzerland, rising to the global organization’s highest career rank of Director. In 2006, Professor Moghalu was appointed by the former Secretary-General Kofi Annan to serve on a UN General Assembly-mandated blue-ribbon panel that overhauled the organization’s transparency, accountability, and administrative dispute resolution framework as part of UN management reform.  

He is currently serving as Special Envoy of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) ON Post-Covid Development Finance for Africa, developing a concrete policy roadmap out of the fiscal distress into which the Covid-19 pandemic plunged the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of several books including the critically acclaimed Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s 'Last Frontier’ Can Prosper and Matter.