The Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association invites you to its 2nd Africa Policy Dialogue Series, which will discuss the Impact of Religion on Public Policy & Governance in Nigeria.
About the Dialogue Session
Following the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria in 1914, ethnicity and religion have played a role in the choice of political actors, policies, and actions of various governments in Nigeria. Efforts by successive administrations to promote harmony and peaceful co-existence through delicate balancing acts in statecraft and public administration have not eliminated religious conflicts.
Worsening macroeconomic and social conditions have exacerbated the problem and led citizens to question state legitimacy while outsourcing the task of providing the basic needs of human existence to religious institutions in their daily struggles for survival.
The panel session will seek to define the path that Nigeria can adopt in seeking to build a progressive society that improves inter-religious harmony, harnesses the benefits of our plurality, and fosters a culture that leverages on the abundant human capital of Nigerians.
This event will be held virtually on zoom.
Date: Thursday 12th August 2021
Time: 3:00PM – 4:30PM WAT
Please click here to register in advance to secure your spot.
Meet The Panelists
He is the Chairman of the Inter-religious Dialogue Committees for both the Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria and West Africa. He is also a member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, Vatican City.
Bishop Kukah holds a Bachelor degree in Divinity from St. Augustine’s Seminary. He earned a Master’s Degree in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford (1980) and a Doctorate Degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (1990). He was a Senior Rhodes scholar at St. Antony’s College (2001-2003), Oxford, and a Mason Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy.
He is also the founder of the Kukah Centre, a Public Policy Think Tank in Abuja that examines the role of faith on Public Policy.