UNU-IAS is initiating a monthly lecture series on the theme of ‘Mandela and I’ for students 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 will be organized as part of the UNU-IAS Project on Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (ESDA), with the cooperation of the South African Embassy in Tokyo.
The inaugural session of the monthly lecture series on ‘Mandela and I’ will feature Dr. Mohau Pheko, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Japan, as lecturer and issue raiser. Ambassador Pheko has a long career as an accomplished expert in development and international cooperation, working as a consultant for international organizations and serving on governmental and inter-governmental committees and expert groups. She has been with South Africa’s foreign ministry since 2010, serving first as High Commissioner to Canada and since 2012 as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan. Ambassador Pheko gave a moving eulogy at the passing of Nelson Mandela.
The one and a half hour lecture session will consist of a 40~45 minute lecture by Ambassador Pheko and a subsequent Q&A and discussion session. It will be moderated by a student secretariat team with the support of UNU faculty. Following the lecture session, there will be a short informal discussion on future organization of the monthly lecture series, to which the audience will be invited.
The poster for this event can be downloaded here.
Reception Hall, 2nd Floor, UNU Headquarters, Tokyo