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Past Speakers

Past speakers from 2014-2015 include:

 

 

Past speakers from 2013-2014 include:

BenFreethBen Freeth, Executive Director,

Mike Campbell Foundation, Zimbabwe

 

Tuesday September 17, 5:30 pm

ZSR Library Auditorium (room 404)

Ben Freeth and his father-in-law, Mike Campbell, rose to prominence in 2007 when they took Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, to court in order to prevent their farm in central Zimbabwe from being taken by the government.  Through the Mike Campbell Foundation, Ben’s main focus is on restoring justice, the rule of law and human rights in Zimbabwe. Their struggle is described in the documentary film Mugabe and the White African. Ben will be speaking about “Scorched Earth and Destruction in Zimbabwe” on Sept. 17 at 3:30 pm.

In his work and legal struggles, Ben has needed to exercise a number of intercultural skills. Being aware of one’s own cultural values, working effectively in diverse teams, tolerating and coping with adversity, and being able to establish rapport with others quickly have been essential to his success.