Mandela Inspiration for bridge builders

July 18 · 14:00 · Montepio Auditorium · Rua do Ouro 219, Lisbon · Free Entrance (limited seats)

Public event celebrating Mandela´s inspiring inheritance in the construction of peace and reconciliation processes in the world.

Sharing of lessons learned and the challenges posed by other emerging processes



14h00 Opening Ceremony

Tomás Correia (Portugal)

Rui Marques (Portugal)

Martin Kalungu-Banda (Zambia)

14h45 Mandela: the man with a remarkable inclusive moral imagination

Willie Esterhuyse (South Africa)

15h15 Panel I Building bridges for reconciliation and peace – paths taken and lessons learned

John Volmink (South Africa)

D. Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo (East Timor)

Geoffrey Corry (Ireland)

Yabah Bognini (Ivory Coast)

Moderator António Mateus (Portugal)

16h30 Break

17h00 Painel II Building bridges for reconciliation and peace – challenges posed at the start

Sihem Bensedrine (Tunisia)

Fr. Domingos Fonseca and Osíris Ferreira (Guinea-Bissau)

Julian Marin and Melissa Gómez Mesa (Colombia)

Moderator Ricardo Alexandre (Portugal)

18h30 Closing Session

John Carlin (United Kingdom)