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Conversations: Democracy, Peace and Security – Reminiscing about Mandela

  • Pratt Institute, Manhattan Campus (NYC) 144 W 14th St New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Conversations: Democracy, Peace and Security – Reminiscing about Mandela

Hosted by iKwezi Institute in partnership with Pratt Institute Program for Sustainable Development and AfrobeatRadio (WBAI 99.5 FM)

Former President, Nelson Mandela passed on the 5th December 2013 in South Africa, the same evening that iKwezi Institute was hosting a CONVERSATION at the University of Pretoria's Business School (Sandton, South Africa) in his honor with two of his best friends (Advocate George Bizos., his lawyer at the Treason Trial, and Mr. Ahmed Kathrada, who served a life sentence on Robben Island with Mandela) reminiscing about his contribution to democracy and human rights.

It is exactly a year since his passing and iKwezi Institute is hosting a second CONVERSATION in his honor in New York City, to reflect on the state of democracy, security and peace in Africa and the world--issues on which Mandela had a profound effect.

Please join us in this conversation to reflect on the legacy of this great African Statesman. A panel of intellectuals and activists will reflect on Mandela's contribution to democracy, followed by a discussion.


  1. Prof. Ronald Shiffman (Pratt Institute)
  2. Dr. Stephan Matseoane (Columbia University)
  3. Mr. Wuyi Jacobs (Executive Director, AfrobeatRadio)
  4. Mr. Tseliso Thipanyane, Former Chief Executive Officer, SA Human Rights Commission
  5. Mr. Mzwanele Mayekiso (Director, iKwezi Institute)


Snacks and Drinks will be provided