Speaker - Desmond Tutu

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Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid.

In 1984, Tutu became the second South African to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Tutu was elected and ordained the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).

Tutu chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and is currently the chairman of The Elders. Tutu is vocal in his defense of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed.

Tutu also campaigns to fight AIDS, poverty and racism. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, and the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007.

5 Programs

Girls Not Brides: A New Partnership to End Child Marriage

09.19.11 | 00:46:24 min | 0 comments

RSA Events: What Should Everyone Know?

03.22.10 | 00:08:33 min | 2 comments

Desmond Tutu: Believing in the Dignity of All

02.01.09 | 00:57:44 min | 0 comments

GPF Plenary 1: The Conflict Continuum

04.09.08 | 00:46:24 min | 0 comments

Global Philanthropy Forum Keynote: Desmond Tutu

04.09.08 | 00:21:22 min | 0 comments