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Richard A. Joseph -- Can the Nigerian Project be Salvaged? Growth, Democracy and Security

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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"Can the Nigerian Project be Salvaged?  Growth, Democracy and Security," with Richard A. Joseph, John Evans Professor of International History and Politics, Northwestern University.

Richard Joseph's research focuses on the study of politics and governance with emphasis on democratic transitions, state building and state collapse, and conflict resolution.  He directed the African Governance Program at the Carter Center (1988 - 1994) and coordinated elections missions in Zambia (1991), Ghana (1992), and peace initiatives in Liberia (1991-1994).  He is Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institute and has been a longtime member of the Council of Foreign Relations.  He has written and edited dozens of scholarly books and articles including Radical Nationalism in Cameroun (1977); Gaullist Africa: Cameroon Under Ahmadu Ahidjo (1978); Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria (1987); State, Conflict, and Democracy in Africa (1999); and the Africa Demos series (1990-94).

Cosponsored by the Department of Africana Studies and the Watson Institute for International Studies.

Reception to follow.

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.