This seminar is open to the public.
As Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, undergoes some of the most significant social transformations and challenges in its history, its importance in the global political, economic, and social order is becoming increasingly recognized. This monthly seminar explores the future of Nigeria's engagement with the world community. It serves as a forum for scholars, researchers, policy makers, professionals, and members of the Cambridge and greater Boston community to reflect on and engage with critical issues pertaining to Nigeria's relations with the world by focusing on strategic issues of security, regional stability, economic development, interreligious relations, health policy, human rights, justice, and gender. Its overarching goal is to bring Nigeria into dialogue with world issues by offering unique insight from the most qualified experts and leaders in the various related fields.
The chair of this seminar is Jacob K. Olupona, professor of African and African American studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and professor of African religious traditions at Harvard Divinity School. This year, Darren Kew, associate professor at the McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, joins as codirector and facilitator.