Remembering Biafra

Remembering Biafra

History, Memory & the Global Impact of the Nigerian Civil War

April 20-21, 2017
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Remembering Biafra

George Washington University's “Remembering Biafra” conference will bring together scholars, activists, and humanitarians to examine the global impact of the Nigeria-Biafra War of 1967-70. Speakers will analyze the war in terms of its impact on US-Africa relations, its influence on the modern politics of humanitarianism, and the legacies of decolonization. With the 50th anniversary of the start of the war in June 2017, the conference will explore why this major African crisis has been so long forgotten, and what lessons might be learned from remembering Biafra today.