Program & Venue



4th ICSS Conference will be held at the Nile University of Nigeria in Abuja, Nigeria.

All conference rooms will be equipped with a computer, a projector with screen for PowerPoint presentations; also wireless internet will be available during the conference to participants free of charge.

Please find the address details below: Plot 681, Cadastral Zone C-OO, Research & Institution Area, Jabi Aiport Bypass ,Abuja, NIGERIA


AES luxury apartment

Plot 1118, Daki Biu District, Along Jabi Airport Road, Opposite Citec Estate, Abuja, Nigeria
Reservations: +234-809-531-6575

Sheraton Abuja Hotel

Ladi Kwali Way, Abuja, Nigeria – Reservations: (234) (0) 9 4612000

Keynote Speakers
IMF’s Senior Resident Representative

Dr. Amine Mati

Mr. Mati, a national of Algeria, joined the IMF in 2002 under the Economist Program and has gained extensive experience as a macroeconomist during his career. He has worked in the Middle East and Central Asia, European, and Fiscal Affairs Departments, covering a wide range of countries including Indonesia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Turkey, and most recently as the Mission Chief on Tunisia.

Since 2017, Mr. Mati is the IMF’s Senior Resident Representative and Mission Chief for Nigeria, leading and managing the IMF country work here.

His research and publications focus on financial crises, fiscal policy, subsidy reform, capital flows, and trade and inclusive growth.

Mr. Mati holds an MBA in International Finance and a Ph.D. in Economics from the George Washington University in Washington DC.

Roundtable Discussions
Richard SwettisRichard Swett is former Representative of United States House, and United States Ambassador to Denmark

John RussellJohn Russell “Russ” Carnahan is a former Representative of United States House

Dr. Michael CainDebra Carnahan is an attorney, retired judge, founding partner of Carnahan & Carnahan law firm and a former Asst. U.S. Attorney and state prosecutor.
Christopher HunterChristopher Hunter “Chris” Shays is a former Representative of United States House