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

Meeting

Nigeria: A Business Roundtable Discussion

Presider Andrew Young
November 18, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Nigeria Business Roundtable

Presider Andrew Young
October 20, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Consultation on Nigeria at the Carter Center

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Working Group on Nigeria

Presider Pearl T. Robinson
Speaker Peter M. Lewis
April 18, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Nigeria Briefing at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

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U.S.-Nigerian Religious Ties

Speaker M. William Howard
July 25, 1996

This meeting is not for attribution.