he Society for International Relations Awareness (SIRA), a leading International Relations Think Tank in Africa will hold its 2021 Annual Public Lecture on Saturday, 21 August 2021, in Abuja FCT.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the event, supported by the Fredrich Erbert Stiftung, (FES) Nigeria is titled “Continuity and Change in Nigeria’s Foreign Policy under President Muhammadu Buhari”.
The 2021 edition of the SIRA’s public lecture will hold at the Tafawa Balewa Building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Central Business District, Abuja, starting at 11 am.
The Public Lecture will be delivered by H.E. Prof. Ibrahim A. Gambari, CFR, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to a statement by Oseloka Obaze, Chairperson, SIRA Public Affairs Committee, it is envisaged that the lecture would among other issues, interrogate how Nigeria’s challenging domestic environment is impacting on the conduct of her international relations.
The Public Lecture, which is expected to attract members of the Diplomatic Corps in Nigeria, Members of Nigeria’s attentive public, international relations experts and students and the Media, will be chaired by H.E. Ambassador Joe Keshi, a former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Other invited and confirmed high-level participants are H.E. Dr. Geoffrey Onycama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is the Special Guest of Honour and H.E. Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Distinguished Guest of Honour, and the presenter of SIRA’s 2021 Book, titled, “Multilateralism in the Contemporary World.”
Discussants at the event are: Rear Admiral Anthony Isa, former Commandant of the National Defence College, and Julie G. Sanda, Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, National Defence College, Abuja.
TNG reports SIRA plans to live stream the public lecture across media platforms.