F.W. de Klerk

Global Leadership Foundation Chairman | Nobel Peace Prize Recipient | Former President of South Africa

President de Klerk shared the 1993 Nobel Prize with Nelson Mandela for his role in the ending of apartheid. As president of South Africa, President de Klerk brought apartheid to an end and opened the way for the drafting of a new constitution for the country based on the principle of one person, one vote.

President F.W. de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela, delivered an inspiring speech recently at the O'Connor Institute Distinguished Speakers Series.

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, who served a mission for the LDS Church in South Africa during the Apartheid era, introduced President De Klerk and greeted him in Afrikaans, the native language of South Africa. The sold out audience heard President F.W. de Klerk reflect on developing leadership across the world.

Following his remarks, Senator Flake and President De Klerk participated in an enlightening Q&A session with questions from the audience. The O'Connor Institute thanks Ambassador Barbara Barrett, together with collaborative partners Arizona State University, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Claremont Lincoln University for their support with this remarkable event.

To view the program and remarks please click here.

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