GW Experts Available to Discuss Nelson Mandela; Statement from University

December 05, 2013

The following experts are available to discuss Nelson Mandela's life:

Daniel Moshenberg, associate professor of English
Fran Buntman, assistant professor of sociology
    Read a Q&A with Dr. Buntman: http://gwtoday.gwu.edu/legacy-nelson-mandela
Bernard Demczuk, assistant vice president for District relations and African-American scholar

To schedule an interview, contact Kurtis Hiatt at [email protected] or 202-994-1849.

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A tribute to Nelson Mandela lives on GW's campus on Kogan Plaza.

For an explanation:
http://encyclopedia.gwu.edu/index.php?title=Plaques_and_Gates:_Nelson_Ma...

For photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgewashingtonuniversity/sets/72157638391...

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The university also released the following statement:

We remember Nelson Mandela today as a world leader and an example of a great man who overcame adversity to lead a divided South Africa from its apartheid era to democracy. He is seen universally as a symbol of reconciliation. Nelson Mandela touched people around the world, including our students, who were arrested in the mid-1980s for protesting outside the South African embassy. A tribute to their activism still stands today on our campus in Kogan Plaza, where students etched "Free Mandela" in a sidewalk slab in 1985. Just as they were then, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the people of South Africa.