University of Georgia has an expert available to comment on Nelson Mandela

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December 5, 2013

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Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia has an expert available to comment on Nelson Mandela, who died today after a long illness.

William Finlay, director, UGA-Globis Study-Abroad Program in Stellenbosch, South Africa, was in South Africa this summer when Mandela was in failing health.

Mandela was awarded the Delta Prize for Global Understanding from the University of Georgia and Delta Airlines in 2007. Mandela was honored for his leadership in ending apartheid, facilitating a peaceful transition to democracy, and making possible interracial understanding in South Africa. Not only has his work helped bring peace to South Africa, but it has also served as a model for bringing peace to other parts of the world, according to the award.

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For a University of Georgia expert's view on the decisions, contact:

William Finlay
Department head, sociology
Director, UGA-Globis Study-Abroad Program in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Finlay is co-director of the UGA-Globis Study-Abroad Program in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Finlay's specialty areas include the workplace, organizations and economic sociology. His current research project focuses on the importation of South African wines into the U.S., testing market and network models of these transactions.


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