In the 2019 Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III ’63 Distinguished Lecture in International Studies, Sisonke Msimang, author and head of oral storytelling at the Centre for Stories in Australia, will explore the legacy of Winnie Mandela, wife of South African leader Nelson Mandela. Msimang’s talk, “Winnie Mandela and Her Husband: Gender and Power Global Iconography,” will examine Winnie Mandela’s influence in South African history and her role as a complex figure during and after the apartheid regime.
The Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III ’63 International Studies Fund was established in 1996 with a gift from Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III ’63. The gift helped secure a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The income from the fund is to be used to support the appointment of visiting humanities scholars, primarily international scholars, in all of the concentrations composing international studies: African studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, global studies, and Russian and Eurasian studies.