“South Africa’s Constitution: A Personal Journey” Keynote by Edwin Cameron

“South Africa’s Constitution: A Personal Journey” Keynote by Edwin Cameron

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  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium,116

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




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Justice Cameron’s lecture will describe his country’s emergence 21 years ago, after centuries of racial oppression, as a constitutional democracy committed to non-racialism, equality, dignity, and social justice. In a deeply personal narrative, he will explain the challenges of crime, corruption, healthcare, education, and institutional malefaction that confront the young democracy, as well as the solid material achievements and soaring aspirations of the world’s most progressive constitution.

Sponsored by:

School of Leadership & Education Sciences

School of Business Administration

School of Law

College of Arts & Sciences

Hahn School of Nursing & Health Sciences

USD International Center

USD Copley Library

The Jane Ellen Bergman Memorial Lecture Series on Women, Children and Human Rights

Edwin Cameron has been a Justice of South African’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, since January 1, 2009. Previously, he was a judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal for eight years, and a judge of the High Court for six. He was educated at Pretoria Boys’ High School, Stellenbosch and as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. During apartheid he was a human rights lawyer. President Mandela appointed him a judge in 1994. He was an outspoken critic of President Mbeki’s AIDS-denialist policies and his price-winning memoir, Witness to AIDS, has been published in South Africa, the UK, the US and in translation in Germany and in China. His latest book, Justice: A Personal Account, was published in February 2014. He is involved in many charitable and public causes, and has received many honors for his work.


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