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Save the Date: April 28: Panel Discussion on 'The Future of the South African Dream'


Africa Action & The Department of African Studies, Howard
University Department of Sociology, George Washington
UniversityTransAfrica Forum


"The Future of the South African
Dream: Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma and the April 2009


Tuesday, April 28 2009

6:30PM - 8:30 PM

At Howard University, Ralph Bunche
International Affairs Center

2218 Sixth Street NW. Washington,
DC. 20059

Presentation and discussion featuring:

Mark Gevisser

One of South Africa's foremost journalists. His latest book, Thabo
Mbeki: the Dream Deferred
won the Sunday Times Alan Paton award in 2008. Palgrave Macmillan is
publishing the American edition, which will be on sale at the

Sean Jacobs

Teaches African Studies and Communication Studies at the
University of Michigan. He is a frequent commentator on South African
affairs and is co-editor of Thabo Mbeki's World: The Politics and
Ideology of the South African President

Ronald Walters

Professor of government and politics and director of the African
American Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland. He is one
of the most prominent analysts on African American politics. He has a
long record of involvement in South African issues, dating back to his
activism in the anti-apartheid movement. Among his books are Pan
Africanism in the African Diaspora
(1993) and The Price of

Africa Action is a national organization that works for political, economic and social justice in Africa. Through the provision of accessible information and analysis combined with the mobilization of public pressure we work to change the policies and policy-making processes of U.S. and multinational institutions toward Africa. The work of Africa Action is grounded in the history and purpose of its predecessor organizations, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), The Africa Fund, and the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC), which have fought for freedom and justice in Africa since 1953. Continuing this tradition, Africa Action seeks to re-shape U.S. policy toward African countries.