Nelson Mandela Foundation

Verne Lecture4 Dominican University

Nelson Mandela Foundation Head of Leadership and Knowledge Development Verne Harris has been a visiting professor at Dominican University in Chicago, US, during its 2018/19 academic year.

As holder of the Follett Chair in information studies, on 16 April he delivered the annual Follett Lecture for 2019. The title for the lecture was, "A Time to Remember, A Time to Forget: Fred Hampton, Nelson Mandela and the Work of Memory". He also presented a short course on archives, ran a workshop on truth commissions, and taught a few classes.

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The audience at this year's annual Follett Lecture, listening to the Nelson Mandela Foundation's Head of Leadership and Knowledge Development, Verne Harris.

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Nelson Mandela Foundation Head of Leadership and Knowledge Development Verne Harris (far right) discusses whether humans have an imperative to forget with audience members after delivering this year's annual Follett Lecture in Chicago.

(Image: Dominican University)