Dr. Alex Boraine Lecture

Dr. Alex Boraine
Co-Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
South Africa

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on September 29, 2001 at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


Educated at Rhodes University, Oxford University, and Drew University, Dr. Boraine was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1956, and in 1970 was elected as the youngest-ever President of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. In 1974, he was elected to the South Africa legislature as a member for the opposition Progressive Party. Together with Dr van Zyl Slabbert, former Leader of the Opposition, he formed the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA), and in 1994 started Justice in Transition, a non-governmental organisation whose express objective was to facilitate South Africans to deal with the history and effects of the apartheid years. In 1996, Dr. Boraine was appointed by President Mandela as Vice Chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. Elected Fellow of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University as well as Mansfield College, Oxford University, other honours include an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Rhodes University and the Harvard Peace Prize.

Fall Program 2001
Sep 29, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 1.

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