Challenges for Africa Panel 2008| 47mins
Director: Wayne R. Reynolds | Producer: Wayne R. Reynolds
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United States
Three panelists bring unique points of view to a discussion of 21st century Africa. The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is the first woman to serve as the elected leader of an African nation. Archbishop Desmond Tutu received the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution to the cause of racial equality in South Africa. One of the world's most beloved religious leaders, he continues to raise his voice for peace and justice all over the world. Author and journalist Nicholas Kristof has covered African affairs for over 20 years. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 2006 for his columns exposing the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. The discussion is led by David Gergen, Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.