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The 2007 Nigerian Presidential Election: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Past and Present

Thursday 3 May 2007, 2-7pm

The Seminar Room, Faculty of Social & Political Sciences, New Museums Site, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RQ


2.00-2.20pm Introduction

  • Wale Adebanwi (PhD.0 Candidate, University of Cambridge): ‘What I Saw’: An Eyewitness Perspective on the 2007 Election

2.20-3.00 pm Discussion

3.00-3.15pm Tea Break

3.15-4.00pm Panel 1

Chair: Raufu Mustapha (University of Oxford)

  • Dan Smith (Brown University), Popular responses to Anti-Corruption and the 2007 Election
  • Alex Gillies (PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge), The Internal and External Audiences of Anti-Corruption Reform in Nigeria

4.00-4.45pm Discussion

4.45-5.15pm Tea Break

5.15-6.00pm Panel 2

Chair: Insa Nolte (University of Birmingham)

  • Ike Okonta (University of Oxford), Delta Region Politics and the 2007 Election
  • David Pratten (University of Oxford), Youth, Violence and the 2007 Election

6.00-6.45pm Discussion