Speeches & Testimonies


  • “Advancing The Cause of Liberty,” Speech to the International Students for Liberty, Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC, Feb 15, 2014.
  • “How to Defeat a Dictator,” Address to the Oslo Freedom Forum, Oslo, Norway, May 10, 2011.
  • “African Solutions to African Problems,” Speech at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, Jan 22, 2010.
  • “Business And African Development,” Keynote address to the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) Conference, Arlington, Virginia (April 4-7, 2001).
  • “Economic Impact Of Africa’s Conflicts,” Paper presented at the 8th Annual African Studies Coalition Conference, University of California, Sacramento, CA from May 2 -5, 1999.


  •  “Combating Corruption in Nigeria,” Testimony before the Committee on International Relations’ Subcommittee on Africa, U.S. House of Representatives, May 18, 2006, Washington, D.C.
  • “Provision of Development Assistance Abroad,” Testimony Before The Senate of Canada’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, June 13, 2007, Ottawa, Canada.
  •  “The Failure of World Bank Policies in Africa,” Testimony before The Economic Affairs Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, The US Congress, Washington, D.C.;  Sept 12, 2002.