Mitigating Religious Conflict in Nigeria

May 13, 2014 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT

The CSIS Africa Program invites you to a discussion on:

Mitigating Religious Conflict in Nigeria


Dr. Zuhdi Jasser
Vice Chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)

Tiffany Lynch
Senior Policy Analyst, USCIRF

Moderated by:

Richard Downie
Deputy Director and Fellow, Africa Program, CSIS

Please join us for a discussion on mitigating religious conflict in Nigeria with USCIRF Vice Chair Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, who led a delegation to Abuja, Kaduna, Kafancan, and Jos in March to examine the sectarian violence plaguing the country. The delegation probed Nigerian and international responses to Boko Haram violence, Muslim-Christian communal violence, religious tensions, and the upcoming presidential elections. USCIRF met with senior government and religious officials, interfaith organizations and human rights activists. Dr. Jasser will provide an update on increasing religious violence and tensions, call for increased focus on ending violations of freedom of religion or belief, and provide policy recommendations to address these concerns in Nigeria.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
9th Floor Board Room

Please RSVP to

Richard Downie

Richard Downie

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Africa Program