Boston Event: Atlas Network Reception

March 2, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Langham Boston

250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110

You’re invited to join the Atlas Network for a talk and reception on bringing prosperity to Africa with Olumayowa Okediran. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided.

Please register here and we encourage you to invite friends who may enjoy this complimentary talk and reception.

Olumayowa Okediran is a Nigerian socio-economic and political commentator, nonprofit consultant and entrepreneur. Olumayowa’s articles and views on politics and economics have appeared in many prominent international newspapers, and his articles have been translated into French, Spanish and Portuguese. In 2013 he founded African Students For Liberty and is currently the African Programs Manager for Students For Liberty. He has spoken at dozens of universities and conferences around the world and is a co-author of the book Why Liberty: Your Life, Your Choices, Your Future. Olumayowa is a graduate of the Atlas Network Think Tank MBA. Mr. Okediran is working with student groups in Algeria, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, Cameroon, Malawi, Morocco, Burundi, Zambia, Ethiopia and Tanzania.​

Mr. Okediran will discuss the need for governmental transparency and accountability; steps to improve the ease of business for entrepreneurs and small business owners; and intra-continental immigration policies.  He will discuss Africa’s need to adopt individualism as a means to modernization. He will talk about the negative effects of Africanised versions of socialism; the ineptitude of the government in handling Boko Haram; the impact of plummeting oil prices on Nigeria’s economy considering oil is Nigeria’s primary export; and immigration policies within Africa, specifically to South Africa and Tanzania. He will also discuss the founding of African Students for Liberty and the challenges of expanding to Ethiopia and Gambia and other difficult places, where some of their leaders have been arrested and forced to take refuge in Nigeria.

 

Host Committee:

Andy Gunkler, Turbocam International
Warren Lammert, Granite Point Capital
William K. Wray Jr., Donoghue Barrett & Singal P.C.
Beacon Hill Institute
America’s Future Foundation