Dear Mandela - Debate

Dear Mandela
Voertaal: Engels

When & where?

maandag 26 maart 2012 - 13:30

Debate with Mnikelo Ndabankulu, director Dara Kell, Ineke van Kessel and Remko Berkhout, chaired by Jeff Handmaker


The debate is organised in cooperation with the International Institute of Social Studies and will cover the legality of evictions, the role of the ANC and the position of young people in South Africa.


Ineke van Kessel is a historian and journalist. She has been affiliated with the African Studies Centre in Leiden since 1988, where she earned her PhD in 1995 with a dissertation on domestic anti-apartheid resistance in South Africa. The dissertation was published in book form in 2000 by Virginia University Press. Her primary focus is contemporary political and socio-economic developments in South Africa and the history of Ghana. Her most recent book is: Nelson Mandela in een notendop (Nelson Mandela in a Nutshell).


Jeff Handmaker is not only a senior lecturer in law, human rights and development, he is also the convenor of the specialisation programme in human rights, development and social justice at the International Institute for Social Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also an honorary researcher affiliated with the law faculty of Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa and chairman of the 3R Foundation (Respect for Refugee Rights). His publications include articles on human rights and social justice in South Africa and on the decades-long deadlock between Israel and Palestine.