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20 Years Later: What Apartheid Means to Today's South African Students

A world renowned education academic and prominent South African intellectual, Jonathan Jansen is Vice Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State and President of the South African Institute of Race Relations. He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Science of the Developing World. His book Knowledge in the Blood: Confronting Race and the Apartheid Past (Stanford 2009) was listed as one of the best books of the year by the American Libraries Association. His new book entitled How to fix South Africa’s Schools uses video-documentaries to capture what happens inside disadvantaged schools which produce the best results in physical science and mathematics in South Africa. In 2013 he was awarded the Education Africa Lifetime Achiever Award in New York and the Spendlove Award from the University of California for his contributions to tolerance, democracy and human rights. In October 2014 he won the highest award of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa - the Science-for-Society Gold Medal - which recognizes those whose scientific knowledge contributes to the improvement of society. Dr. Jansen will present an interactive lecture using two case studies to illustrate the consequences of history.



Monday, January 12, 2015. 11:45 AM


Bechtel International Center: Assembly Room


Bechtel International Center


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