4th “Mandela and I” Monthly Lecture Series with Prof. Gerry Yokota

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    2015•03•28    14:00 - 15:30

    UNU-IAS initiated a monthly lecture series on the theme of ‘Mandela and I’ for people who are interested in studying the lessons and legacies of Nelson Mandela as a way to improve their understanding of leadership and moral authority in the world. The lecture series is organized as part of the UNU-IAS project on Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (ESDA), along with the cooperation of the South African Embassy in Tokyo.

    For the fourth session, we will welcome Prof. Gerry Yokota from Osaka University as the guest speaker. Prof. Yokota was an activist in the anti-apartheid movement in the 1980s and 1990s. She was also a member of the executive committee that welcomed Nelson Mandela to Japan after his release from prison in 1990. In this session, Prof. Yokota will talk about her experience in the anti-apartheid movement, Nelson Mandela’s struggle for freedom, and youth leadership in the contemporary world.

    The 1.5 hour lecture session will consist of a 35–45 minute lecture by Prof. Yokota and a subsequent Q&A and discussion session.

    This event will be moderated by the “Mandela & I” student secretariat team.

    The poster for this event can be downloaded here.

    Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.


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    United Nations University
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