Building democracy: lessons from South Africa and Northern Ireland

Event Date April 26, 2012

Location – Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

As democracy in South Africa comes of age and Northern Ireland continues on the path to peace, the University of Glamorgan invites you to the 2012 Lord Merlyn Rees Lecture.

Building democracy: lessons from South Africa and Northern Ireland

Rt. Hon. Peter Hain, MP

On 26 April 1994, millions of people queued to vote for the first time in an poll that swept Nelson Mandela to power in South Africa’s first free election. Eighteen years later, as South Africa prepares to celebrate Freedom Day and Northern Ireland marks fourteen years since the Good Friday Agreement, anti-apartheid leader and former Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain will tell the story of his own experiences and reflect on the lessons that we can take for democracy today from these momentous turning points.

The lecture will be chaired by the Chancellor of the University, Rt Hon Lord Morris of Aberavon, KG, QC.

Lecture details

Thursday 26 April 2012 at 6pm at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Refreshments will be served.

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