The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies hosted a panel discussion, Nigeria and the al-Qa'ida Challenge: National, Regional and Global Implications, on Friday, March 23, at the Institute.  Co-sponsors of this program included the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies of the International Law Institute. Click below to watch video of the event.

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Opening Remarks:

Michael Swetnam, Chairman and CEO, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


Prof. Yonah Alexander, Director, International Center for Terrorism Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


Ambassador Zango A. Abdu
Minister of Economic Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Augustine (Gus) Fahey
Senior Nigeria Desk Officer, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Prof. Osita Ogbu
Visiting Fellow, Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution; and Former Economic Advisor to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and CEO, National Planning Commission (Minister of Planning)

Jennifer G. Cooke
Director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Prof. Gwendolyn Mikell
Professor of Anthropology and Foreign Service, Georgetown UniversityClosing Remarks:

Prof. Don Wallace, Jr., Chairman, International Law Institute


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