Southern Africa

Madiba: A Belief in Humanity

I have taken the liberty of using the familiar family name for Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. 

I do so because the first time we met, sitting together in the back seat of a limo driving from Cape Town airport to the Mount Nelson Hotel in downtown Cape Town, this legendary gentleman, less than a year out of an imprisonment of 27 years, made me feel at home.  He was attending a conference on South African leaders with Members of the U.S. Congress that I had organized.  As we rode along, we talked about many things: 

Impacting the Future: Luvuyo Mandela’s Perspective

“We need to take stock of how far we’ve come, the mistakes we have made and prepare each other to be stronger leaders in tomorrow.”- Luvuyo Mandela

An Inspiration for Africa

Climate Change in a Growing, Urbanizing World: Understanding the Demography of Adaptation (Book Launch)

The effects of climate change are often conveyed through the lens of changing physical landscapes. Shifting weather patterns, the intensification of drought, flooding, and coastal erosion are all primary areas of climate research. But do researchers know enough about changes in the size, distribution, and composition of human populations as they relate to climate vulnerability?

Southern Africa in the Cold War, Post-1974

CWIHP is pleased to announce publication of the first-ever Critical Oral History on Southern Africa in the Cold War era. Drawing together leading former antagonists from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, the former Soviet Union and with representation from Cuba, this volume combines moderated discussion from contemporary actors, combined with academic analysis and new key multi-archival documents. The volume is an important contribution to study of the complexity of the Cold War in the region's liberation struggles versus white minority resistance.

Storytelling Is Serious Business: Narratives, Research, and Policy

The use of storytelling, through evocative writing, short films, infographics, and maps, to convey global issues is increasingly popular, yet few organizations are able to invest the time and energy needed to develop emotionally compelling and visually expressive content.