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Indiana Council on World Affairs | Great Decisions - South Africa's Fragile Democracy

February 6

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February 6, 2018. Tuesday - South Africa's Fragile Democracy

Presenter:  Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, PhD, Professor, Journalism, Butler University

Since the 1994 apartheid end, the African National Congress (ANC) party has governed South Africa.  But the party suffers from popular frustration with President Jacob Zuma, as it faces threats from left and right opposition parties and from intra-party divisions.  Given America’s history with Africa, there are few prospects for a closer relationship

Dr. Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, Professor of Journalism, Butler University, was born and raised in South Africa.  Areas of emphasis included media sociology, international communication and media, and cultural gender studies.  She teaches Global Media, Gender and News, and Media Writing, and was a Desmond Tutu Fellow in 2013 and 2014.  For study abroad, she has taken Butler students to South Africa.  Publications include articles on media and activism in South Africa, and bringing women's history into a core curriculum.

Location: Carmel High School, Freshman Center, 520 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032. 


7:00 pm  Registration

7:30 pm  Presentation plus Q & A

9:00 pm  Conclusion










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