February 11, 2010, 4:44 pm
By The Carter Center
On the twentieth anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from a South African prison, Carter Center Vice President for Peace Programs John Stremlau writes for CNN.com that “Mandela must continue to embody the roles for South Africans that Washington, Lincoln and King serve in protecting and advancing democracy in America. And like them, Mandela’s example inspires others and has become a global public good.”
John Stremlau lived in South Africa for eight years as Jan Smuts Professor and Head of International Relations and the founding director of the Centre for Africa’s International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He comments frequently on foreign affairs, including more than 200 opinion pieces for South African and international media since 1998.
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