Harvard University, together with USIU-Africa and Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP), the Ford Foundation, University of Johannesburg, and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, partnered in organizing a Conference on the Role of the Diaspora in the Revitalization of African Higher Education, which took place at Harvard University’s Center for African Studies, in the U.S. city of Boston.
On this 8th Nelson Mandela International Day, we invite you to explore a Harvard Business School case study on Nelson Mandel developed by Rosabeth M. Kanter, Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and Euvin Naidoo, Partner & Managing Director of Boston Consulting Group, Johannesburg. Pioneered by HBS faculty and one of the highlights of the HBS experience, the case method is a profound educational innovation that presents the greatest challenges confronting leading companies, nonprofits, and government organizations—
18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born —marks Nelson Mandela International Day. On this day, the UN asks individuals around the world to mark the day by making a difference in their communities. As you reflect, take a look back at a 1998 Harvard Crimson article anticipating a special Harvard University commencement honoring Nelson Mandela's contribution to causes of peace and freedom: