Prince of Swaziland to speak on global interconnectedness

Cedza Dlamini, prince of Swaziland and grandson of Nelson Mandela, will speak about “Ubuntu: Development, Social Entrepreneurship, and Service” at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 in Graham Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dlamini is the founder of the Ubuntu Institute for Young Social Entrepreneurs, a program that further engages and sustains the efforts of young social entrepreneurs in Africa by expanding their capacity through leadership training and service-learning.

Ubuntu is a South African value system based on compassion, respect, integrity and tolerance of others.

Dlamini also is an activist and spokesperson for the United Nations. In this role, he empowers others to achieve the U.N. Millennium Development Goals in the areas of poverty alleviation, fighting HIV/AIDS, empowering women, and environmental sustainability.

Dlamini is the descendent of King Sobhuza II, who fought for the independence of Swaziland.

Dlamini’s visit is sponsored by the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, Department of African and African American Studies in Arts & Sciences, Association of Black Students, African Students Association and African Students of Social Work.

For more information contact Robin Hattori, program coordinator for the Gephardt Institute, at 935-8628 or