The Challenge of Peace-Making and the Pursuit of Justice with Mac Maharaj

Thursday October 12, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Free
http://www.tuftsgloballeadership.org/calendar/challenge-peace-making-and-pursuit-justice-mac-maharaj

Speaker

Mac Maharaj

The Challenge of Peace-Making and the Pursuit of Justice

Location

The Fletcher School
160 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

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Directions & Parking

ASEAN Auditorium

Description

Mac Maharaj was a member of Nelson Mandela’s inner circle during the days of resistance in South Africa. In 1977, after spending 12 years in prison on Robben Island, he was appointed secretary of the Internal Political and Reconstruction Department of the ANC. He served on the Revolutionary Council and National Executive Committee of the ANC, an underground program of armed resistance against the apartheid government. After Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, Maharaj was a lead negotiator for the ANC in talks with the National Party government and Joint Secretary of the Transitional Executive Council, overseeing South Africa’s transition to democracy. Mandela appointed Maharaj minister of transport upon becoming president in 1994; Maharaj served in parliament until 1999. Recently, he was also the official spokesperson for South African President Jacob Zuma.

Contact Information

Institute for Global Leadership

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