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Boko Haram and the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria

In 2015, Nigerian voters will elect the next president and members of the National Assembly. However, the elections were recently postponed due to security concerns related to Boko Haram, a Muslim militant group. This event focused on the drivers of election violence in Nigeria, particularly the Boko Haram insurgency and the pivotal role it plays in the 2015 pre-election period, its potential impact on the outcome of the elections, and its relevance post-election.

A reception followed. This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Religion at Rice University and the U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce

Please scroll down for a webcast and photos of the event.


Featured Speaker

Michael Nwankpa
Researcher, Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research, University of Roehampton
Visiting Scholar, Baker Institute


Welcome and Introduction

David Cook, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Religion, Rice University



Elias Bongmba, Ph.D.
Harry and Hazel Chavanne Chair in Christian Theology and Professor of Religion, Rice University






Wed, March 25, 2015
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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