Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity Menu Trinity Search

You are here News and Events

Nelson Mandela Lecture

Education a Means to Determine the Quality and Magnitude of South Africa's Youth Development: The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Lecture Trinity Colloeg Dublin

TIDI Seminar in Association with the Embassy of South Africa in Ireland and the School of Education, Trinity College are hosting a lecture on Tuesday 5th December.

The year 2017 marks 4th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death. Each year on the 5th December, the anniversary of his death, his legacy is celebrated. This year, the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa commemorates Nelson Mandela's enduring legacy on education. Nelson Mandela, who lived from 18 July 1918 to 5 December 2013, was a South African anti-apartheid activist, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. He served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.


Dr. Somadoda Fikeni, University of South Africa

Prof. John Fitzgerald, Trinity College Dublin


Prof. Juliette Hussey, VP Global Relations, TCD


Tuesday 5th December 2017




Swift Lecture Theatre, Arts Building