Georgia State University and the Carter Center are proud to welcome Ebrahim Rasool, the South African Ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Rasool will lead a discsussion entitled “Disarming a Vigilante Militia: Lessons from Cape Town, South Africa,” in which he will discuss his role in the peacful disarmament of the Muslim extremist organization PAGAD (People Against Gangsterism and Drugs).
The event will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 5:00-7:30 at the Commerce Club, 191 Peachtree St. NE, 49th floor, Lane Room A.
Attendance is free and open to the public. Please contact Dr. Abass Barzegar (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies) at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
Additional information about the presentation can be found at: http://www2.gsu.edu/~cacr/
To learn more about this topic, check out the following sources, available through the University Library:
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- Bangstad, Sindre. “Hydra’s Heads: PAGAD And Responses To The PAGAD Phenomenon In A Cape Muslim Community.” Journal Of Southern African Studies 1 (2005): 187-208.
- Pillay, Suren. “Problematising And The Making Of Good And Evil: Gangs And PAGAD.” Critical Arts: A South-North Journal Of Cultural & Media Studies 16.2 (2002): 38-75.
- Shaw, Mark. Crime and Policing in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Transforming Under Fire. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
- Singh, Anne-Marie. Policing and Crime Control in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Burlington: Ashgate, 2008.
- Villa-Vicencio, Charles. The Spirit of Freedom: South African Leaders on Religion and Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.