November 14, 2007

HARRISONBURG—The Portuguese Institute for International Relations (IPRI) at the New University of Lisbon has published a paper on Nigerian foreign policy by Dr. J. Peter Pham, director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, as number 35 in its “Working Papers” series.

The paper, “ Nigeria’s Foreign Policy: An Inquiry into Sources and Prospects,” is an expanded version of Dr. Pham’s invited address to the international conference on “The European Union and Africa: Looking for a Strategic Partnership” which was held in the Lisbon on November 8-9, 2007. The conference was sponsored by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) and IPRI as the official lead-up to the second European Union-Africa Summit which will meet in the Portuguese capital next month. Dr. Pham is one of only two Americans invited to address the meeting of political leaders, policymakers, academics, and other Africa experts from Europe, Africa, and North America, which was chaired by Ambassador Antonio Monteiro, the EU’s Special Envoy for the EU-Africa Summit.

IPRI is a research institution, partnered with Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. IPRI’s mission is to carry out interdisciplinary research in the field of international relations as well as serve as a point of reference for contact between leading Portuguese scholars and their American and European counterparts. The institute publishes the quarterly review Relações Internacionais and is headed by Dr. Carlos Gaspar, former chief of staff of the Portuguese Presidency.

To access Dr. Pham’s paper, click here.