Lecture by South African Minister Naledi Pandor: Science Diplomacy and International Development

Minister Naledi Pandor, the South African Minister of Science and Technology and honorary professor of Astronomy for Development at Leiden University, will give a lecture on “Science Diplomacy and the Square Kilometer Array”.
This will be followed by several short talks (of which one by Prof. Jan-Bart Gewald, Director ASCL) on the theme of Science Diplomacy and Development.

The event is being organised jointly by Leiden Observatory, the Leiden African Studies Centre, the Leiden University Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs and the Leiden University Hague Campus.

To attend, please register at www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/pandorhague before 16 February.
Capacity is limited and unfortunately a place cannot be guaranteed. Admission tickets will be distributed by email before the event.

PandorHer Excellency Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor has been South Africa's Minister of Science and Technology from 2009 until 2012 and again from 2014 to the present. In this role she has been an inspirational and charismatic ambassador of science as a tool for development, particularly in the field of astronomy. She has received several awards for her accomplishments including the Grand Cross of Merit by the German government, the Science Diplomacy Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and honorary doctorates from Stellenbosch University, Nova University Lisbon and University College Dublin.

Date, time and location

27 February 2018
10.15 - 13.00
Leiden University Campus, The Hague