Frazer featured in panel discussion on Nigeria's elections-Center for International Policy & Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Frazer featured in panel discussion on Nigeria's elections

The Atlantic CouncilDr. Jendayi Frazer, Distinguished Public Service Professor and Director of CIPI, was featured on an upcoming panel to discuss Nigeria’s parliamentary elections, which were held April 16, 2011. The Atlantic Council, Africare, and Carnegie Mellon University sponsored the event: “An Initial Assessment: Nigeria’s Elections.” View the event photos.

The panel was held Tuesday, April 19, 2011, from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm at The Atlantic Council’s Washington D.C. offices.

Panelists included:

  • Ambassador Jendayi Frazer, Distinguished Public Service Professor and CIPI Director, Carnegie Mellon University; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
  • H.E. Nasir El-Rufai, Former Nigerian Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.
  • Dr. Gwendolyn Mikell, Professor of Anthropology and Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
  • Mr. Reno Omokri, Founder, Build Up Nigeria Project.
  • Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director, Michael S. Ansari Africa Center. 
  • Professor Pat Utomi, Director, Lagos Business School; Presidential Candidate, Social Democratic Mega Party (SDMP).
  • Moderator: Ambassador Robin Sanders, International Affairs Advisor, Africare, and Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria
Over 73 million Nigerians are registered to vote in the elections. The voting decided 360 seats in the lower chamber of Parliament, and 109 in the Senate.