Northeastern faculty experts weigh in on Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.
Northeastern law professor Margaret Burnham met Nelson Mandela when he appointed her to an international human rights commission in 1993. She reflected on the legacy of the popular political figure, who died on Thursday at the age of 95.
On a Dialogue of Civilizations program in South Africa this summer, students worked closely with local entrepreneurs to deliver sustainable and socially responsible solutions for a variety of challenges facing their businesses.
Kwamina Panford, an associate professor of African American Studies, examines the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist who turned 95 on Thursday.
Third-year biology major Angelina Sassi co-founded a student group that fights AIDS in Africa and the U.S. and plans to work on co-op at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.
Through co-op with a business incubator in Cape Town, two Northeastern students helped transform social enterprises devastated by a long history of poverty and racism.
Psychology major Kate Pellegrino worked on co-op with a Cape Town nonprofit that fosters fledgling entrepreneurs.
Northeastern’s Social Enterprise Institute has been changing the lives of impoverished people in South Africa and the Dominican Republic for the last several years.
International affairs and criminal justice dual major Audra Richards is on co-op in South Africa, where she is working to promote open, democratic governments.
Micro-finance experience in South Africa and a presidential speech inspire a young Northeastern alumna to follow a path of helping others