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NEW DATE: People, Power & Planet with Dr. Kumi Naidoo

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Kumi Naidoo, a world reknowned human rights and environmental justice activist, is the former Secretary-General of Amnesty International and also the first person from the Global South to lead Greenpeace International.  At Stanford, Dr. Naidoo is currently the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Centre on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, for which he delivered a dedicated lecture entitled "Creative Maladjustment & Climate Change."

As a freedom fighter in South Africa, Kumi served as Head of Training at the Independent Electoral Commission, the body that oversaw South Africa’s first democratic elections in April 1994 and served as one of its spokespersons. Among other organizations Dr. Naidoo serves, he is the Founding Chair of Africans Rising, a pan-African movement of people and organizations working for justice, peace and dignity.

An Oxford University alumnus, he is also an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College and a Professor of Practice at ASU's School of Global Management.

Ten co-hosts are collaborating to extend the invitation to this extraordinary opportunity for the campus community to engage Dr. Kumi Naidoo in this fireside chat format:

  • Explore Energy House
  • Ujamaa House
  • Public Service theme house (Otero)
  • Stanford African Student Association
  • King International Development Association
  • Environmental Justice Working Group
  • Department of African and African-American Studies
  • Earth Systems program
  • Partnerships for Climate Justice in the Bay
  • Precourt Institute for Energy

Explore Energy Seminar is hosted by the Explore Energy House, the residence hall for energy at Stanford. Each week features speakers bringing the current energy issues and opportunities to light, and consistent with the principles of Residential Education at Stanford, equity & inclusion are foundational themes. Anyone in the campus community is welcome. 

5:30pm  Dinner refreshments 

6:00pm  Student-led fireside chat

7:20pm  Dessert reception

8:00pm  Close

RSVPs help us plan for dinner refreshments.  Please let us know if you intend to attend!

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