Threats to Nigeria’s Security: Boko Haram and Beyond


Root Room, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 

1779 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20036

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Glen E. Howard

President, The Jamestown Foundation




Panel One: 

Domestic Factors of Instability in Nigeria

9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

Jacob Zenn

 “Instability in Northern Nigeria: The View From The Ground”

Analyst for West African Affairs

The Jamestown Foundation


Dibussi Tande

Beyond Boko Haram: The Rise of Radical/Militant/Extremist Islam in Nigeria & Cameroon

Journalist & Blogger on Nigerian Security Issues


Dr. Andrew McGregor

“Central African Militant Movements: The Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon Nexus”

Editor in Chief, Global Terrorism Analysis

The Jamestown Foundation


Mark McNamee

“The Niger Delta & The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)”

Analyst, The Jamestown Foundation


Q & A




Coffee Break 

10:30 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.




Panel Two:

Nigerian Security Issues and US-Nigeria Relations

10:45 A.M. – 12:00 A.M.


Lauren Ploch Blanchard

“US – Nigeria Relations and the United States Response to Boko Haram”

Specialist in African Affairs, Congressional Research Service


Carl LeVan

 “The Political Basis for Demilitarization and Dialogue in Nigeria”

Assistant Professor of African Politics, American University


Colonel Gene McConville

“Will Nigeria Develop A Counter-Terrorism Policy?”

Senior Military Advisor, Africa Center For Strategic Studies


Ambassador Eunice Reddick

U.S.-Nigeria Engagement on Regional Security

Director of the Office of West African Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Q & A



Concluding Remarks:

12:15 P.M.