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    Nigeria is people: Boko Haram, rice politics & the normalization of deviance

    Iwowo, Vanessa (2015) Nigeria is people: Boko Haram, rice politics & the normalization of deviance. In: LSE Africa Summit, 17 - 18 Apr 2015, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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    The 2015 LSE Africa Summit, which took place at LSE in April, brought together political, research and business leaders from the continent and beyond to discuss Africa. A wide range of issues were discussed over the two days, with participants debating the opportunities open to the continent and the hurdles it will have to overcome in order to capitalise on these opportunities. In true LSE spirit the first day's Research Conference sought to help understand the causes of things, bringing together academics to discuss the latest research surrounding governance in the 'new Africa', media and technology, health and security. The day culminated in a round-table discussion led by LSE's Professor Tim Allen who highlighted the need for policymakers to open their ears to researchers on the ground. On the second day Nigeria's Vice President-elect and LSE alumnus, Professor Oluyemi Osinbajo (LLM 1981), gave the keynote speech of the Business Conference. In his speech, he drew on Nigeria's latest transition as a paradigm shift in the African way: "Change had gone beyond a slogan, it had become a self-propelled protest by the people". His address was followed by panel discussions between African premiers such as Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Patrick Awuah and Acha Leke.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Vanessa Iwowo
    Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2021 11:09
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:07


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