Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Darren Kew papers
Collection Number: 99037
Creator: Kew, Darren.
2 manuscript boxes
(0.8 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The papers are comprised of sound recordings, transcripts of interviews, notes, an election observer manual, memoranda, and
election campaign literature, relating to presidential elections in Nigeria in 1999. Use copies of sound recordings available.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Darren Kew papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1999.
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of boxes listed in this finding aid.
Darren Kew was born in 1969. He holds a B.A. from Notre Dame University along with a Master of Law and Diplomacy (MALD) and
PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Kew is the executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy and Development
and associate professor of conflict resolution at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he studies the relationship
between conflict resolution methods and democratic development in Africa. Much of his work focuses on the role of civil society
groups in this development. Kew is also an author of numerous works on Nigerian politics and conflict resolution.
As a recognized authority on Nigerian politics and society, Kew has worked with numerous agencies, including the United Nations,
United States Agency for International Development, the U.S. State Department, various non-governmental organizations, and
the Carter Center. In 1999 Kew was a member of the Carter Center-National Democratic Institute observation delegation sent
to Nigeria to observe the Nigerian presidential elections.
Scope and Content of Collection
The bulk of the materials in this collection were gathered by Darren Kew during his time as a member of the Carter Center-National
Democratic Institute observation delegation sent to Nigeria to observe the 1999 presidential elections. The materials encompass
sound recordings, documents provided to members of the observation delegation, transcripts of National Assembly and presidential
election interviews, correspondence, and notes, found in the
Sound recordings contain interviews conducted by Darren Kew and an unidentified interviewer. The interviews focus on the post-election reactions
of voters, research fellows, government officials, and professors. In addition there are individual interviews conducted by
Darren Kew with leading members of the All People's Party (APP) and Alliance for Democracy (AD) political parties.
The collection is organized into 2 series: Delegation materials and Sound recordings.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.