Center for Preventive Action Project on Nigeria

Directors: Barnett R. Rubin, New York University, and Peter M. Lewis
Chair: Pearl T. Robinson
January 1, 1996 - March 1, 1999

Nigeria has recently undergone sudden changes in leadership and is now struggling to consolidate the gains from the return to elected government. Nonetheless, ethnic, religious, and regional tensions as well as economic malaise continue to contribute to the potential for conflict. Due to Nigeria’s dominant position in West Africa and its vast oil reserves, an eruption of conflict would have substantial regional and international repercussions.

CPA’s Project on Nigeria concentrates on the role of Nigerian civil society in preventing conflict and pressing for sustainable democratic reform. CPA sent a study mission to Nigeria in January 1997 to evaluate developments in civil society and identify opportunities for partnerships between organizations in the United States and Nigeria. Drawing on both the mission and subsequent meetings, the Nigeria project recently released the third volume of CPA’s Preventive Action Reports, Stabilizing Nigeria: Sanctions, Incentives, and Support for Civil Society (1998).

Publications

Meetings

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Nigeria: A Business Roundtable Discussion

Presiders Andrew Young, Andrew Young
November 18, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Nigeria Business Roundtable

Presiders Andrew Young, Andrew Young
October 20, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Consultation on Nigeria at the Carter Center

Speakers Andrew YoungGoodWorks, Inc., Andrew YoungGoodWorks, Inc., Peter M. LewisAmerican University, Peter M. LewisAmerican University
Presiders Harry G. Barnes Jr., Harry G. Barnes Jr.
May 1, 1997

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Working Group on Nigeria

Speakers Peter M. Lewis, Peter M. Lewis
Presiders Pearl T. Robinson, Pearl T. Robinson
April 18, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Nigeria Briefing at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Speakers Barnett R. RubinCouncil on Foreign Relations, John N. PadenGeorge Mason University, Barnett R. RubinCouncil on Foreign Relations, Pearl T. RobinsonTufts University, Peter M. LewisAmerican University, Peter M. LewisAmerican University, Pearl T. RobinsonTufts University, John N. PadenGeorge Mason University
Presiders Pauline H. Baker, Pauline H. Baker
March 5, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

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U.S.-Nigerian Religious Ties

Speakers M. William Howard, M. William Howard
July 25, 1996

This meeting is not for attribution.