James A. Joseph, former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa in the immediate wake of the release and election of Nelson Mandela in the late 1990's, will present a talk this afternoon at 4 pm in the UGA Chapel. The talk is “Leadership as a Way of Being: Reflections on Nelson Mandela, Servant Leadership and Personal Renewal.”
Joseph has served in the administrations of four U.S. Presidents. He was the only holder of the office of U.S. Ambassador to South Africa to present his credentials to President Nelson Mandela. In 1999, President Thabo Mbeki awarded Joseph the Order of Good Hope, the highest honor the Republic of South Africa bestows on a citizen of another country. He is currently Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Studies at Duke University and executive director of the United States – Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values at Duke and the University of Cape Town.
If you heard Dave Marr's radio interview with Ambassador Joseph yesterday on WUGA, I don't have to encourage you to attend this lecture. Great man, with great experiences and lessons to share. Thanks Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and J.W. Fanning Institute for bringing us this terrific (and free) public event.
Image: Courtesy of the International Leadership Association