USC presents “Women as Agents of Change in Rule of Law” symposium on Feb. 21-22

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, a South African anti-apartheid activist, will deliver the keynote address at the "Women as Agents of Change in Rule of Law" symposium at USC.

The struggle for peace, justice, human rights, and equality continue in much of the world, and women across the globe are increasingly serving as formidable agents of change. As these women rise up and make their voices heard, the Rule of Law Collaborative at the University of South Carolina looks to amplify the discussion with a timely symposium, “Women as Agents of Change in Rule of Law.”

The symposium will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 21 and Thursday, Feb. 22, and will bring together leaders from many countries including Kenya, Afghanistan and the United States to examine strategies for change in such areas as human rights education, good governance, and justice sector leadership.


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The keynote speaker, Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, brings a lifetime of experiences to the discussion. As an activist, medical doctor, academic, business woman, and political force in South Africa, Ramphele has spent her life in many roles, working towards the same goal: bringing justice to the underrepresented and disadvantaged people of South Africa.

She will give her address on the evening of Feb. 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The full-day symposium on Feb. 22 will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Both events will be held in the Judge Karen J. Williams Courtroom at the University of South Carolina School of Law, located at 1525 Senate Street. The symposium is open to the public, and has been approved for 6.5 CLE credits. While attendance is free, registration is encouraged by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-as-agents-of-change-in-rule-of-law-tickets-40106595908

For more information about speakers, topics and background information about the symposium, visit http://rolcsc.org/activities/women-agents-change-rule-law