Humanitarian and NBA All Star Dikembe Mutombo talks at HLS

Dikembe Mutomb. Photo by Heratch Photography.

Photo by Heratch Photography.

Mutombo visited Harvard Law School on Oct. 23 for a talk sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, the Harvard African Law Association, and the Law and International Development Society. Introducing Mutombo to the standing-room only audience, Harvard Law School Professor William Alford ‘77, who serves with Mutombo on the board of the Special Olympics International, noted “When I say I look up to Dikembe Mutombo, I’m not talking about his height, I’m talking about his humaneness. [He] is one of the world’s greatest humanitarians.”

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LIDS Fall Symposium on Friday, October 31, 12-4:30 pm

Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Rebuilding from Emergency to Development

WCC, Milstein East B+C

Join the LIDS Fall Symposium, where experts, practitioners, and academics working on issues of development and reconstruction in post-conflict countries convene to discuss strategies to best promote growth, stability, and long-term development in countries arising from violent conflict.

Lunch will begin at 12 pm with keynote speaker Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank and former minister of finance and economic planning in Rwanda.

Other notable panelists hail from the UN, World Bank, USAID, The Asia Foundation, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, and Namati. These speakers will be part of two panels, first on Driving Economic Growth and Building Institutions After Conflict, and second, Developing Stability and Security: Post-Conflict Security Sector and Justice Reform.

The symposium will be followed by an evening reception in the Hark South Dining Room.

Please visit the LIDS website for further information and the complete schedule.

Organized by Harvard Law and International Development Society, co-sponsored by International Legal Sudies.