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York U experts available for comment on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2013 – York University professors John Saul and Monika Thakur are available to comment on the life, legacy, and political history of South African leader and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

Professor Emeritus John Saul of York’s Graduate Program in Political Science is a founding member of the Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa and the author of 17 books on African political developments. Assistant Professor Monika Thakur of the Department of Political Science is a specialist in International Relations with international development work experience across Africa. She currently teaches the “Africa: Politics of Transition and Resistance” course at York.

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