Seth Karamage, the program manager for the Interfaith Mediation Center-UMass Boston Partnership, is quoted in this article. The Rwandan has urged Nigerians to learn from the experience of Rwanda, saying the stability of Nigeria is crucial the sub-region and the entire continent.
Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, says opportunities remain for rigging during the ballot-counting process in Nigeria. Referring to the vote counts, he said, "The big question is to what extent the political parties are going to be able to influence the numbers tonight."
Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development and an election observer, says governing party the People’s Democratic Party "has got a swagger that they did not have before."
Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, says if Muhammadu Buhari wins Saturday's presidential election, he will have a strong anti-corruption initiative. "It was the main thing he did as a military ruler,” Kew says.
Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at UMass Boston, talks to NPR's Jeremy Hobson about the chances of an opposition party victory in Saturday's election in Nigeria.
Dorchester resident Annie Wilcox, a longtime employee at the Boston Police Department, will receive UMass Boston's Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership on Thursday, April 2. Wilcox most recently worked at the Area B-3 police district.
Paul Watanabe, director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, will speak on "Asian Americans and the Changing Face of America: Demographics, Race, and Politics" on Wednesday, April 1, in the O'Leary Library in Lowell.