Humanities Forum 2003-2004: Belief
keeping with this year's theme of Belief, the Penn Humanities Forum
launches its yearlong series on September 23 with a major address
by renowned international human rights advocate Alexander Boraine.
In his address,Belief in Democracy, he will examine why talking
about democracy is easier than believing in it and living by a set
of far-reaching and demanding democratic values.
1995, Mr. Boraine was appointed deputy chair of the Truth
and Reconciliation Commission
by South African President Nelson Mandela. Serving
under Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the commission's chair,
Mr. Boraine held the post
until 1998. He is the founding president of the
International Center for Transitional Justice, which helps
countries pursue accountability
for mass atrocities and human-rights abuses.
event will be held in Room 200, College Hall, 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
September 23. It is free and open to the public but attendees must
register at (215)898- 8220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn Humanities Forum, which be- gan in 1999, explores
a new theme each year with a program of public lectures,
seminars and exhibitions featuring world-renowned
policy makers, scholars, authors, artists and performers,
joining the public and
the academy in civic dialogue. Four more events
are scheduled in this year's forum for next month,
including one featuring Penn alumnus
and author John Edgar Wideman on October 11,
with more throughout the year.
the calendar of PHF events see http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu.
Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 4, September 16, 2003