South African Scholar to Speak at RIT on Jan. 16

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RIT’s Gannett lecture series explores globalization

One of the world’s leading scholars on South Africa, Martin Murray, will speak at Rochester Institute of Technology on Thursday, Jan. 16.

Murray’s lecture, part of the Caroline Werner Gannett Lecture Series, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Webb Auditorium in the James E. Booth Building on RIT’s Henrietta Campus.

Murray, professor of sociology at State University of New York at Binghamton, has written six books, with his latest, Visions of the New South Africa, due out this year.

"After the collapse of apartheid, international attention on South Africa’s social progress has waned," says Robert Manning, the Caroline Werner Gannett Professor of Humanities at RIT and director of the Gannett lecture series. "One of the foremost authorities on South Africa, Professor Martin Murray of SUNY-Binghamton, will discuss how globalization is both enhancing and impeding the nation’s quest for social and economic justice for the overwhelming majority of it citizens of color."

For more information about the Gannett lecture series, call 475-2057 or visit