Carleton University holds roundtable on Nigeria’s general election
Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies (IAS), in collaboration with The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, will host a webinar on the general elections in Nigeria on February 22, 2023.
Scheduled to hold from 11:00am -1:00pm (EST) and 1700-1900 (WAT) under the IAS Umeme Flashpoint series, the webinar will bring together scholars, members of the civil society, the media, and other stakeholders in Nigeria’s democratic project at home and in the diaspora in a roundtable to critically reflect on the hot topic: Nigeria’s 2023 Elections: A ray of hope or a dead-end?
The speakers are Prof. Okey Ndibe (Writer and political commentator); Aisha Yesufu (activist and business woman); Wumi Asubiaro-Dada (Human rights activist and Doctoral candidate at the Centre for Criminology Socielegal Studies, University of Toronto); Comrade Abdul Mahmud (Lawyer and Human rights and pro-democracy activist); Mr. Chima Christian, journalist and public affairs analyst, and Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, journalist and former spokesperson for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The roundtable will be co-moderated by Prof. Nduka Otiono, writer and Director of the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University and Prof. Samuel Oloruntoba, adjunct research professor at the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University.
Technical support for the event will be provided by Chike Nwoke, Vanier Doctoral Candidate and Ugochukwu Okoye, PhD student, both of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Department of Sociology and Anthropology, as well as Dr. Gabriel Habiyaremye, the Administrative Assistant of Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies.
The webinar is open to the public via the following registration link: http://bit.ly/3xy4AM2