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Nelson Mandela Centennial Focus of July 23 Forum

Sketch of Nelson MandelaThe centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth will be the focus of a luncheon discussion on July 23. The program is jointly sponsored by PDAA, the Public Diplomacy Council, and the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy.

Mandela’s legacy as the first black president of South Africa and his peaceful rise to power has assured him a place in history. That legacy will be celebrated over the coming months in a variety of programs, including a PDAA program tentatively scheduled for November that will focus on modern South Africa.

The July 23 forum will take place at noon at the at George Washington University’s Elliott School Lindner Family Common, 1957 E Street St. NW, 6th Floor. Confirmed speakers include Prof. Nicholas Cull, Director, Master of Public Diplomacy program,University of Southern California, and Dr. Bob Wekesa, Public Diplomacy initiative, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Lunch is included, but members planning to attend are asked to RSVP at

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