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Obama's Mandela Lecture: A review forum

When: Friday, 27 July 2018 - Friday, 27 July 2018
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:9:00

The African Centre for the Study of the United States will host a forum to analyse Barack Obama's Mandela Lecture.

Under the theme of the Mandela-Obama effect: Legacies and Soft power, the forum undertake a rapid and in-depth analysis and review of the events. The forum will focus on the following issues:

  • What are the key themes and the significance of Obama’s Nelson Mandela lecture?
  • What does the media coverage tell us about the representation of Obama and Mandela?
  • What does the Obama lecture and related events tell us about the legacies of both Obama and Mandela?
  • Which insights can we gain from the events are as relates to Africa-US and global relations?
  • To what extent do the Mandela centennial and the involvement of the Obama Foundation advance the concept of global Africa?

An impressive panel of speakers, experts on African, American and global dynamics has been put together to provide incisive, comprehensive and wide ranging perspectives on the theme. 

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