Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 6, 2012


On April 9th, 2012, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson will deliver a keynote speech titled “Nigeria, One Year After Elections.” Assistant Secretary Carson will share his experiences observing Nigerian democracy in action and his perspective on the current socio-economic, political, and security challenges that the country faces. His speech will focus specifically on how Nigeria can address the drivers of insecurity, extremism, and violent conflict. He will also discuss the breadth and complexity of current U.S.-Nigerian cooperation and the future of this important strategic partnership.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC. Media planning to attend can contact Hilary Renner in the Bureau of African Affairs at rennerh@state.gov or CSIS’s Farha Tahir at FTahir@csis.org.

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PRN: 2012/523