The Claude Leon Foundation

THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES IN RACE, RECONCILIATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE

  
The International Institute for Studies in Race, Reconciliation and Social Justice was launched at the University of the Free State (UFS) in January 2011 by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Institute is positioning itself to become the premier international site for research on race, reconciliation and social justice.

The persistence of racialised thinking and the manner in which this still prevails within the disciplinary precincts of higher education prompted the Institute to initiate the ‘Difficult Dialogues Project’. The Project intends to cultivate an academic culture in which both UFS faculty and students are challenged to develop their own comparative perspectives on issues pertaining to race, reconciliation and social justice. As part of this project, the Institute commissioned a research report on the current state of research on race in conjunction with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). Professor Ronelle Carolissen of the University of Stellenbosch has been appointed to do the research. This study was made possible through a grant from the Claude Leon Foundation.

  
 

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