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January 24, 2000

South African Scholar to Speak on Nelson Mandela's Influence

Princeton, NJ -- Professor Annette Seegers of the Political Studies Department of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, will give a talk titled "Madiba: How South African Political Scientists See President Mandela" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Thursday, February 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1.

Seegers, who is a visiting professor of public and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School this year, drafted the South African Constitution's chapter on Police, Military, Prisons, and Intelligence and was an adviser to the head of the research division of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1996-1998. She is also the author of The Military and the Making of Modern South Africa. Educated in South Africa, she was a Fulbright Scholar and earned a Ph.D. from Loyola University in Chicago.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School, as part of a month-long celebration surrounding the visit of former president Nelson Mandela on February 25.