The David Rockefeller Lecture

The David Rockefeller Lectureship is awarded to a distinguished African from either the governmental or non-governmental sectors. The lectureship recognizes Mr. Rockefeller’s interest in African affairs, and honors his service to the Council.

The Rockefeller Lectureship was established in 1985 when Mr. Rockefeller retired as Chairman of the Council’s Board. Mr. Rockefeller was Chairman from 1970 and served as a Director on the Board from 1945 to 1985. To honor his truly unique and global role, a group of Council members and other friends, including the Rockefeller Foundation, created the David Rockefeller Fund, which makes this lectureship possible.

Recent Rockefeller Lectures:

Guest Event ⁄ New York

David Rockefeller Lecture - The International Criminal Court: A New Approach to International Relations

Speaker:

Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

Presider:

John B. Bellinger III, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP; Adjunct Senior Fellow, International and National Security Law, Council on Foreign Relations; Counsellor, American Society of International Law

Harold Pratt House
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY, 10065

September 21, 2012 2:45-3:00 p.m. - Reception
3:00-4:00 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

David Rockefeller Lecture with Nahas Gideon Angula, Prime Minister, Republic of Namibia

Speaker:

Nahas Gideon Angula, Prime Minister, Republic of Namibia

Presider:

Adrienne Germain, President, International Women's Health Coalition

Harold Pratt House
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY, 10065

April 27, 2010 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch Reception
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

The David Rockefeller Lecture

Speaker:

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

58 East 68 Street
New York, NY

September 27, 2007 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
9:30-10:30 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

2005-06 David Rockefeller Lecture: A Conversation with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Speaker:

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow and Director of Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

March 21, 2006

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Meeting with President Joaquim Chissano

Presider:

Catherine Bertini, Under Secretary General - Management, United Nations; former Executive Director, UN World Food Programme

Speaker:

Joaquim A. Chissano, President, Republic of Mozambique;, Chairman, African Union
September 24, 2003

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A Conversation with Thabo Mbeki

Presider:

Robert C. Orr, Vice President and Washington Director, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Thabo Mbeki, President of the Republic of South Africa
September 12, 2002

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A Meeting with Thabo Mbeki

Presider:

Robert E. Rubin, Director, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Citigroup; former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Speaker:

Thabo Mbeki, President of the Republic of South Africa; Chairman, African Union
September 12, 2002

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Botswana’s Case for Development Diamonds

Presider:

Richard M. Moose, President, Institute for Public Research; former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Speaker:

Festus Mogae, President, Botswana
June 26, 2001

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The Future of Nigeria

Presider:

Andrew Young, Co-Chairman, GoodWorks International, Inc.; former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Speaker:

Olusegun Obasanjo, President-elect of Nigeria
March 30, 1999

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Africa's Renaissance: Zimbabwe's Role in the Region and the World

Presider:

Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

Speaker:

Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe
September 23, 1997

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Nigeria in Crisis: The State of the Nation

Presider:

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Speaker:

Wole Soyinka, author, Visiting Professor of African American Studies, Emory University
September 19, 1996

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