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News PETER VALE GIVES TALK ON LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA AFTER THE END OF APARTHEID AT MARLBORO COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 9

MARLBORO, VT - (January 27, 2010) - Marlboro college will present a free, open to the public lecture by Peter Vale, the Nelson Mandela Chair of Politics at Rhodes University in South Africa, at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 9th at Ragle Hall.

Entitled ''South Africa: Fifteen Years After the End of Apartheid,'' Vale's presentation is a first-hand account of life in South Africa since F.W. de Klerk and Mandela were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for working to end apartheid.

Professor Peter Vale has just completed co-editing a book on Social Theory in South Africa. He is also working on a cartoon history of South African foreign policy and a manuscript on the history of thought in South African International Relations, and selected journal pieces together with colleagues from the Departments of Sociology, Politics and Journalism at Rhodes. His chief extramural activity is as co-chair (with Jonathan Jansen) of the Consensus Panel on the Future of the Humanities in South Africa organized by the Academy of Science of South Africa.

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

For over 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

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