South Africa: Terror, Fear, and Reconciliation

February 22, 2006

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Musical Introduction:

John MacDonald
Composer; Pianist; Associate Professor of Music, Tufts University; His compositions have been performed on four continents, and his work is frequently featured in the US, by such ensembles as Alea III, Arden Quartet, Boston Composers String Quartet, Hartt Contemporary Players, Marimolin, Rivers Trio, and Duo 101

Art Slide Presentation on Resistance and Renewal:

Kim Berman
South African Artist; Founder, Artist Proof Studio, Paper Prayers Campaign, and Phumani Paper; Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe and North America and her specific work concerned with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was selected to hang in the Constitutional Court in South Africa; Recipient, 2006 EPIIC Distinguished Alumni Award (EPIIC ’86, Tufts MFA ’89)

Paul Stopforth
South African Artist; Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University; Former Artist-in-Residence, Robben Island, South Africa

Panel Discussion:

Hentie Botha
Former Lt. Col, with 25 years service in theSouth African Police, of which 21 years was within the Security and Crime Intelligence environment; former commander of a small intelligence unit with special focus on the African National Congress's military wing, Mkhonto we Sizwe; Founder; GlobalStrategic Initiatives

Aboobaker Ismail
Former Commander of Special Operations, Member of the Military High Command, and Chief of Ordnance, Umkhonto weSizwe, African National Congress; Former Chief of Policy and Planning, Department of Defence, South Africa; General Manager and Head of Department, Currency and Protection Services; South African Reserve Bank

Roelf Meyer
Chairman, Civil Society Initiative, South Africa; former Minister of Defence and Minister of Constitutional Affairs, South Africa (during both the De Klerk and Mandela presidencies); Chief Negotiator, National Party, talks to end apartheid

Mqondisi Ngadlela
Station Commissioner, South African Police Service; Mason Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Benjamin Pogrund
Former Deputy Editor, The Rand Daily Mail, South Africa; Author, Sobukwe and Apartheid; donated the Benjamin Pogrund Papers to Yale University, which documents prison conditions in South Africa, the South African Communist Party, the Rand Daily Mail, the South African Coloured National Convention, the South African press, and many other organizations and individuals who worked to subvert apartheid

Introduction and Presentation of Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award:
Seth Rosenberg
EPIIC Colloquium Member

Shanti Sattler
Junior, Tufts University; conducted research with Dr. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela in South Africa on the reintegration of perpetrators into South African society (EPIIC’05)

Lauren Kari and Emily Mangone
EPIIC Colloquium Members