Tag Archives: Richard Elphick

How Apartheid Ended: Mandela and the Last White Leaders of South Africa

One of the most eminent scholars of South African history and a prominent South African public intellectual, Professor Hermann Giliomee will speak on the political leadership in South Africa that contributed to the end of Apartheid.

He was a regular columnist for the Cape Times, the Rand Daily Mail, Die Burger, Beeld, and Volksblad and co-founded Die Suid-Afrikaan, an Afrikaans journal of opinion. He is the author, most recently, of The Afrikaners: Biography of a People and The Last Afrikaner Leaders: A Supreme Test of Power.

This talk is in recognition of Professor Richard Elphick’s retirement. A reception with Professor Giliomee in honor of Professor Elphick will be held Tuesday, May 5 at 4:15 p.m. in the Zelnick Pavilion.

Date: Monday, May 4
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: Russell House

The Veritas Forum: True for You… But not for Me—Is there Wisdom in Relativism?

Why choose between ellipses, em dashes, and question marks when you can include all three in your lecture title? Ging-Ji Nathan Wang ’13 dares to ask:

The Veritas Forum at Wesleyan presents . . .

A conversation offering both Pragmatist and Christian perspectives.
Moderated by Wesleyan Professor of History Richard Elphick.


  • Elise Springer, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University
  • Greg Ganssle, Lecturer in Philosophy, Rivendell Institute at Yale University

Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: Exley Science Center Tishler Hall
Cost: Free