Participants

Keynote Speaker: Verne Harris, Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Verne Harris and Nelson Mandela.

Verne Harris and Nelson Mandela.

Director of Research and Archive at the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory, Verne Harris has been Mandela’s archivist since 2004. He is an honorary research fellow with the University of Cape Town, participated in a range of structures which transformed South Africa’s apartheid archival landscape, including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and is a former Deputy Director of the National Archives.  Widely published, he is probably best-known for leading the editorial team on the best-seller Nelson Mandela: Conversations with Myself. He is the recipient of archival publication awards from Australia, Canada and South Africa, and both his novels were short-listed for South Africa’s M-Net Book Prize. He has served on the Boards of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, the Freedom of Expression Institute, and the South African History Archive.

Participants:

Organizers

  • Michelle Caswell, UCLA
  • Geoffrey Robinson, UCLA

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