Nigeria in the World

This seminar is open to the public.

As Nigeria, the most populous country in sub-Saharan 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, and professionals to reflect on 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.

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.


Jacob K. Olupona

Faculty Associate. Professor of African Religious Traditions, Harvard Divinity School; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

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