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Peace-Making in Divided Societies: the South-Africa-Israel analogy

Monday 30 September, 6pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

To forestall an impending civil war, South Africans negotiated a settlement of a seemingly intractable ethno-racial conflict. In Peace-Making in Divided Societies: the South Africa-Israel analogy on Monday 30 September, Heribert Adam will look at the lessons that can be drawn from this 'negotiated revolution' in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Can the South African solution be replicated in the Middle East?

Heribert Adam is a sociologist at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, and holds an annual visiting appointment at the University of Cape Town. He was awarded the 1998 Konrad Adenauer Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and was recently elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has published extensively on socio-political developments in South Africa, comparative ethnic conflicts and nationalism.

Dr Wilmot James, Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, and Professor Colin Bundy, director and principal, SOAS, will be panellists at this debate. Professor Jonathan Leape, director of  the Centre for Research into Economics and Finance in Southern Africa (CREFSA), will chair the event.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. 


For press information, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

20 September 2002