Speaking Engagement

Friday, April 15, 2022 

Meeting Resources
Meeting Details

Please join 40 minutes early. There will be a 30-minute pre-event Meet and Greet with Dr. Siyabulela Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela.

Login: 15:20 | Meeting: 16:00 - 17:00 Liberia Time 

Login: 17:20 | Meeting: 18:00 - 19:00 South Africa Time


(Login: 11:20 | Meeting: 12:00 - 13:00 U.S. Eastern Time, UTC-4) 

Zoom link: https://meridian-org.zoom.us/j/85640295708?pwd=KzUvb3djRkduWWVmeWcwSTF6K0Q1dz09 

Meeting ID: 856 4029 5708 

Passcode: IWOC

Public Registration link: https://www.globalminnesota.org/event/international-women-of-courage-virtual-roundtable/

Recording will be available following the event at: https://www.youtube.com/c/GlobalMinnesota

Meeting Organized by: Global Minnesota in collaboration with Meridian International Center

Meeting Topic: Global Minnesota is proud to host you for an energizing roundtable discussion with Dr. Dipali Mukhopadhyay on "Courage in the Face of Violence". Prior to the event, there will be a 30-minute Meet and Greet with Dr. Siyabulela Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela.

About Your Moderator

Dipali Mukhopadhyay

Associate Professor

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

University of Minnesota

Dr. Dipali Mukhopadhyay is an Associate Professor in the global policy area at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on the relationships between political violence, state building, and governance during and after war. She is currently serving as senior expert on the Afghanistan peace process for the U.S. Institute of Peace. Prior to joining the Humphrey School, Dr. Mukhopadhyay was on the faculty at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs from 2012 to 2020. In 2016, she was a visiting scholar at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation.  


She is the author of Good Rebel Governance: Revolutionary Politics and Western Intervention in Syria with Kimberly Howe, and Warlords, Strongman Governors and State Building in Afghanistan. Her scholarly publications also include articles in Conflict, Security and Development, International Negotiation, Perspectives on Politics, as well as a series of book chapters in edited volumes. Her policy-oriented writing has been published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Foreign Policy, Lawfare, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and The Washington Post.  

Dr. Mukhopadhyay’s research has been funded by the Carnegie Corporation, the Eisenhower Institute, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Harvard Law School, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of Education. She is vice president of the American Institute of Afghan Studies and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  

About Your Special Guest

Dr. Siyabulela (Madiba) Mandela

Academic Resident

Sponsored by The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement, and The Multicultural Center

College of Saint Benedict and St. John's University

Dr. Siyabulela Mandela – or Madiba as he likes to be called – is a humanitarian, scholar and youth activist. Mandela is the grandson of Nelson Mandela. He is currently a regional project manager for east and southern Africa at Journalists for Human Rights (JHR). Mandela holds an M.Phil. in Conflict Transformation and Management and a Ph.D. in International Relations and Conflict Resolution from the Department of Politics and History at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. Mandela has deep connections to social justice movements across the world like his grandfather, the late former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

About the Event Hosts

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota

The mission of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is to inspire, educate, and support innovative leaders to advance the common good in a diverse world. 

Long noted for equipping students to play key roles in public life at the local, state, national, and global levels, the Humphrey School is respected for its role in shaping public policy, its focus on social justice and human rights, and its expertise in planning, leadership, and management.

The University of Minnesota, one of the world’s leading research institutions, is located in Minneapolis-St. Paul, annually ranked at the top of the country’s most affordable, literate, and engaged metropolitan areas.

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