Skip to main content
Expand AU Menu

Managing the politics of sexuality education in Nigeria and Mississippi

World map highlighting Nigeria and Mississippi

An event presented by the Population Reference Bureau and American University,
with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Join us May 6 from 3-5:15 pm ET for a symposium comprised of two panels exploring the intersection of politics and policy around sexuality education in Nigeria and Mississippi.

Panel one: the case of Nigeria

Headshots of the panel speaking on the case of Nigeria.
Moderator: Erin Sines, MacArthur Foundation

Jeremy Shiffman, American University
The Adoption and Implementation of Sexuality Education Policy in Nigeria

Michael Kunnuji, University of Lagos
Variable Implementation of Sexuality Education across States in Nigeria: Kano, Lagos, and Niger

Adenike Esiet, Action Health Inc.

Panel two: the case of Mississippi, with comparative reference to Nigeria

Headshots of Panelists on the case of Mississippi
Moderator: Barbara Seligman, Population Reference Bureau

Rachel Sullivan Robinson, American University
Prioritizing Sexuality Education in Nigeria and Mississippi: The Importance of Local Actors, Creative Strategy, and Political Opportunity

Josh McCawley, Mississippi First

Watch the webcast

Watch a live webcast from your computer, tablet or smartphone on May 6 from 3-5:15 pm. Alternatively, you can dial in using your phone.

United States (Toll-free): 1877.309.2070

United State +1 312.757.3119

Access Code: 254-191-013


Faculty spotlight

On May 6, Associate Professor Rachel Sullivan Robinson will present findings from her research on the politics and policy surrounding sexuality education in Nigeria and Mississippi.

We asked Professor Robinson to tell us more about how religious and cultural norms shape sexuality education across the globe.

Read her Q&A