The U.S. Institute of Peace is honoring South African President Nelson Mandela’s life and work as a peacebuilder by establishing the Mandela Series and dedicating the Nelson Mandela Peace Plaza at USIP’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Through the Mandela Series, the Institute commemorates the late president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate whose historic peacemaking effort resulted in the end of South Africa’s apartheid system. President Mandela remained dedicated to reconciliation, inclusive democracy and ending violent conflict in his own country and globally throughout his life.

With the rules-based international order under increasing pressure from major-power rivalry, global inequities, climate change and pandemics, USIP is committed to promoting an American approach to peacebuilding — with an emphasis on de-escalation, dialogue, inclusion, justice, the rule of law, and political and religious freedom.

On November 7, USIP held the second lecture in this series featuring Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock. Senator Warnock discussed his commitment to nonviolent action and the role of faith in peacebuilding.

Take part in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #MandelaUSIP.

Speakers

Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock
U.S. Senator from Georgia

Lise Grande 
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

The Mandela Series

USIP’s Ambassador Johnnie Carson discusses the Institute’s new Mandela Series — a collection of lectures and seminars from notable peacebuilders that celebrates Mandela’s life and explores how his legacy can guide those seeking a better, more peaceful future.

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