Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022 5:00p -

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50 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139

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mitcis MIT Center for International Studies

Business & Professional, Classes, History, Lectures & Conferences, University, Virtual

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This will be an in-person event on MIT campus and also offered as a live web cast here: bit.ly/SouthAfricaWebcast

Questions? Contact [email protected]

For those attending this event in person, please use the street entrance on 50 Vassar Street. Masks are optional at MIT indoor events. Event attendees are encouraged to be mindful of others’ risk tolerance and respectful of their personal choices. All event attendees are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and boosted. Tim Tickets are no longer required to be on MIT campus but may be used by visitors to gain access to the exterior doors. Get your Tim Ticket here. There will also be a QR code and/or MIT staff at the 50 Vassar St entrance to allow access to the event. Visitors may also be escorted on campus by anyone with an active MIT ID.



Emmanuel K Akyeampong is the Ellen Gurney Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and the Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies.


Branko Brkic is Editor-in-Chief of Daily Maverick, a leading South African source of news, opinion and investigations.

Styli Charalambous is Publisher and CEO of Daily Maverick.

Eve Fairbanks is a journalist and the author of the recently released The Inheritors. A New York Times Editor’s Choice, it follows three South Africans over five tumultuous decades to explore what really happens when a country resolves to end white supremacy. Her book will be available for purchase at the event. 

Evan Lieberman is the Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa at MIT. He is the author of the recently released Until We Have Won Our Liberty: South Africa After Apartheid, which examines South Africa a quarter-century after it became a multiracial democracy. His book will be available for purchase at the event.

Co-sponsors:  MIT Center for International Studies (CIS)Harvard University Center for African StudiesMIT Africa ProgramPorter Square Books 

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