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Talk by Dr. Ruben Richards, South Africa
Start Date: 3/1/2017Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 3/1/2017End Time: 11:00 AM
Event Description:
please attend a talk by Dr. Ruben Richards of South Africa on Wednesday March 1st at 10 am in Smith Hall 104.

Dr. Richards has a varied background including ultimately CEO of largest ship repair firm in South Africa. The firm he ultimately headed he was fired from as a young person of color who refused to carry a white man’s tools under apartheid.

Dr. Richards was also operational head of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission in South Africa; Dr. Desmond Tutu was chairman of this commission. Following the end of apartheid in the country victims of gross human rights violations were invited to give statements about their experiences. Perpetrators of violence could also give testimony and request amnesty from both civil and criminal prosecution. The activity was key to the nation being able to move forward following apartheid. Dr. Richards now advises similar commissions around the world as they seek to address severe abuses in their country.
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Smith 104

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