Lecture to examine parallels between protest movements in South Africa and the U.S.

Saleem Badat (submitted photo)

Dr. Saleem Badat, Program Director of  International Higher Education and Strategic Projects at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will give a guest lecture to the University of Wisconsin-Madison community this Thursday.

The lecture, entitled “Black Students Matter,” will compare the Black Lives Matter movement to student efforts to decolonize education in South Africa.

Saleem Badat is the former Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa, and former head of the advisory body to the South African minister of higher education. He is the author of The Forgotten People: Political Banishment under Apartheid (2013), Black Man, You are on Your Own (2010), and Black Student Politics, Higher Education, and Apartheid (2002). He is co-author of National Policy and a Regional Response in South African Higher Education (2004), and co-editor of Apartheid Education and Popular Struggles in South Africa (1990).

For more details on the lecture, see the event page.