What impact does “hate speech” have on peacebuilding activities during and after elections in Nigeria and other African nations? How is this type of rhetoric dealt with in the US and elsewhere and what are the lessons to be learned from those experiences?  Southern Voices Network Scholar Olusola Isola explores these questions and more in the latest episode of Wilson Center NOW.


Olusola Isola is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies at the University of Ibadan. He was previously a journalist and communication consultant. He has held various academic responsibility positions in his university, including being Sub-Dean and Postgraduate of his institute. He has published several books and journal articles.


John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming.