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:

Meeting ⁄ New York

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

Speaker Fatou BensoudaProsecutor, International Criminal Court
Presider John B. Bellinger IIIPartner, Arnold & Porter LLP; Adjunct Senior Fellow, International and National Security Law, Council on Foreign Relations; Counsellor, American Society of International Law

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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Meeting ⁄ New York

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

Speaker Nahas Gideon AngulaPrime Minister, Republic of Namibia
Presider Adrienne GermainPresident, International Women's Health Coalition

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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Meeting ⁄ New York

The David Rockefeller Lecture

Speaker Umaru Musa Yar'AduaPresident, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Presider Princeton N. LymanAdjunct 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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Meeting ⁄ Washington

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

Speaker Ellen Johnson SirleafPresident of the Republic of Liberia
Presider Princeton N. LymanRalph 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

Speaker Joaquim A. ChissanoPresident, Republic of Mozambique;, Chairman, African Union
Presider Catherine BertiniUnder Secretary General - Management, United Nations; former Executive Director, UN World Food Programme

September 24, 2003

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A Conversation with Thabo Mbeki

Speaker Thabo MbekiPresident of the Republic of South Africa
Presider Robert C. OrrVice President and Washington Director, Council on Foreign Relations

September 12, 2002

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A Meeting with Thabo Mbeki

Speaker Thabo MbekiPresident of the Republic of South Africa; Chairman, African Union
Presider Robert E. RubinDirector, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Citigroup; former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

September 12, 2002

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Botswana’s Case for Development Diamonds

Speaker Festus MogaePresident, Botswana
Presider Richard M. MoosePresident, Institute for Public Research; former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

June 26, 2001

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The Future of Nigeria

Speaker Olusegun ObasanjoPresident-elect of Nigeria
Presider Andrew YoungCo-Chairman, GoodWorks International, Inc.; former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

March 30, 1999

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

Speaker Robert Gabriel MugabePresident of Zimbabwe
Presider Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

September 23, 1997

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Nigeria in Crisis: The State of the Nation

Speaker Wole Soyinkaauthor, Visiting Professor of African American Studies, Emory University
Presider Henry Louis Gates Jr.

September 19, 1996

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