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Experts for Nelson Mandela

December 12, 2012

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment and provide context on Nelson Mandela’s historical and political significance.

African social and economic history
African urbanization
Colonialism and imperialism in Africa
History of labour and slavery in Africa
History of Modern Africa
Tanzanian and East African history
War and society in modern Africa
Stephen Rockel
Associate Professor
U of T Scarborough Campus
Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto Scarborough
Department of History
Department of Humanities (UTSC)
Department of Social Sciences (UTSC)
Office: 416-287-7145
stephen.rockel@utoronto.ca

American race relations
History of the American South
Labour and working-class history
South Africa history
United States history
Rick Halpern
Dean and Vice-Principal (Academic)
U of T Scarborough Campus
Department of History
Office: 416-287-7027
rick.halpern@utoronto.ca

Canadian constitution
Constitutions in the world
Federalism, intergovernmental relations
South Africa politics
Richard Simeon
Professor
St.George Campus
Faculty of Law
Department of Political Science
Office: 416-978-3346
Home: 416-961-8314
Cell: 416-568 4636
richard.simeon@utoronto.ca

Business-government relations in Africa
HIV/AIDS
Southern Africa
The political economy of development
Antoinette Handley
Associate Professor
St.George Campus
Department of Political Science
Office: 416-946-0181
Tel: 416-978-3342
Cell: 416-986-6006
Fax: 416-978-5566
a.handley@utoronto.ca
* NOTE: Will be out of Toronto from Dec 14 to 22, but accessible by e-mail or cell