Nigeria: Fractured and Forgotten

When:
March 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
2017-03-21T10:00:00-04:00
2017-03-21T12:30:00-04:00
Where:
Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
USA
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Nigeria: Fractured and Forgotten @ Knight Conference Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

In a recent New York Times article on Boko Haram in Nigeria, Stephanie Puccetti, the International Rescue Committee’s senior emergency program coordinator in Nigeria, was quoted as saying, “This crisis is sorely underfunded and has largely been ignored by the international community, despite the extreme violence and clear evidence of crisis levels of food insecurity.”

We invite you to join a distinguished panel that will discuss what is happening in the north and Middle Belt of Nigeria, and what has fueled the crisis. Most importantly, we will explore why it is critical to stand with Nigeria and what can be done to resolve the devastation, famine and ongoing threat of terrorism.

The panel includes:

  • Frank R. Wolf, Distinguished Senior Fellow, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative
  • Tiffany Lynch, Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • Dr. J. Peter Pham, Vice President, Atlantic Council and Director of the Council’s Africa Center
  • Charles Obiorah Kwuelum, Legislative Associate, Mennonite Central Committee
  • Dr. Elijah Brown, Executive Vice President, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative

This event is co-sponsored by the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute.

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