When: Thursday, November 12th @ 12:15pm
Where: Online via Zoom
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Join us online for a program from Mark Kende, who will speak to us on "The Truth About the South African Truth & Reconciliation Commission"
Mark Kende is a Professor of Law, the James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law, and Director of the Congressionally endowed Drake Constitutional Law Center. Kende earned his BA cum laude with Honors in Philosophy from Yale University, and his JD from the University of Chicago Law School where he was a member of the Law Review. Before entering academia, he clerked for a federal district judge and litigated employment, civil rights, and constitutional law cases at a Chicago law firm. He has co-taught constitutional law classes with two current U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Kende has previously taught at Notre Dame Law School and the University of Montana Law School. He was Teacher of the Year at Montana in 2002-2003. He has served as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, and as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Paris Law Faculty II – Pantheon. He has lectured at Oxford University and in French at the University of Paris Institute for Comparative Studies, as well as at universities in Hong Kong, Spain, and the former Soviet Union. In 2003, he served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Africa, and he was the Constitutional Law Section Chair in 2008. He is the author of several books including Constitutional Rights in Two Worlds: South Africa and the United States (Cambridge 2009), and Comparative Constitutional Law: South Africa in a Global Context (Carolina 2015). He has also published law journal articles in Constitutional Commentary, the Notre Dame Law Journal, the Hastings Law Journal, and journals at Harvard Law School and the Univ. Penn. Law School.