Dean Gilliam Meets with Nigerian Delegation

Dean Gilliam Meets with Nigerian Delegation

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Thu, 06/30/2011 - 4:46pm

On June 21, Dean Frank Gilliam met with 15 members of a Nigerian delegation from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies of Nigeria who are participating in a study tour of the United States addressing issues related to managing Nigeria's pluralism for peace and national development. Gilliam discussed dimensions of pluralism, ethno-religious diversity and challenges of nation building, and federalism and resource management for development, among other issues.

Founded in 1979 as a policy formation center for bureaucrats, private sector leaders, armed forces officers, senior public servants and academia, The National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies of Nigeria (NIPSS) is based in Kuru, Nigeria.  The goal behind the study tour is to provide participants the opportunity to acquire practical knowledge of problems common to Nigeria and the countries visited and how these countries have solved such problems so that Nigeria can learn from their experiences.

On June 21, Dean Frank Gilliam met with 15 members of a Nigerian delegation from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies of Nigeria who are participating in a study tour of the United States addressing issues related to managing Nigeria's pluralism for peace and national development. Gilliam discussed dimensions of pluralism, ethno-religious diversity and challenges of nation building, and federalism and resource management for development, among other issues.