South Africa

Event

A Conversation with Jacob Zuma

After the forced resignation of South African president Thabo Mbeki in September, and the subsequent departure of several cabinet members, Kgalema Motlanthe was sworn in as South Africa's interim president. It is widely expected that Jacob Zuma, the leader of the African National Congress, and former deputy president, will fill the top post after elections in April. Please join us for the 2008 Darryl G. Behrman Lecture on Africa Policy, featuring Jacob Zuma. Mr. Zuma will discuss the state of South African politics, South Africa's role in addressing regional challenges, and his thoughts about South Africa's future.

Inaugurated in 2005, the Darryl G. Behrman Lectureship on Africa Policy was funded by members of the Behrman family in memory of Darryl G. Behrman, who came to the United States from South Africa. He had an abiding passion for the continent of his birth and for international peace and cooperation, and was in the process of expanding his work in Africa when he died in 2002. The lectureship is designed to bring Africa to greater attention in the United States.

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Event

William Kentridge: Five Themes

 

This large-scale exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) surveys nearly three decades of work by South African artist William Kentridge. Dealing with subjects as sobering as apartheid, colonialism, and totalitarianism, his work offers a glimpse into the daily lives of South Africans. This exhibition explores five primary themes in Kentridge's art from the 1980s to the present, and underscores the inter­relatedness of his mediums and disciplines. Please join us at MoMA for a discussion with William Kentridge, Richard N. Haass, and Glenn D. Lowry followed by a private viewing of William Kentridge: Five Themes.

This event is made possible by the generous support of Bank of America.


5:30 to 6:15 PM Reception
6:15 to 7:00 PM Introductory Remarks and Discussion
7:00 to 8:30 PM Reception and Private Viewing of Exhibit
at
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

Please use The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building entrance.

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Interview

South Africa's Democratic Dilemma

Princeton N. Lyman interviewed by Stephanie Hanson

CFR's Princeton Lyman says deep economic challenges confront South Africa's presumed next president, Jacob Zuma, but there are also opportunities for improved U.S. ties.

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Must Read

Project Syndicate: South Africa Breaks Out

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz

"International investment agreements are once again in the news. The United States is trying to impose a strong investment pact within the two big so-called "partnership" agreements, one bridging the Atlantic, the other the Pacific, that are now being negotiated. But there is growing opposition to such moves."

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