Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter the Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu are to be presented with Honorary Fellowships from Regent’s University London in recognition of their outstanding contributions to human rights.
The event, hosted by Professor Simon Jarvis, Deputy Vice Chancellor, will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday 3 May 2016.
The University has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the Archbishop and the Tutu Foundation UK, which began five years ago with the inaugural ‘International Peace Summit’ hosted at the University’s London campus.
Now an annual event, this year’s International Peace Summit at Regent’s focused on the theme of resolving conflicts through mediation, bringing together experts from international relations, human rights, psychology, mediation and journalism. Over 100 participants were joined by Archbishop Tutu’s daughter, Nontombi Naomi Tutu, as a guest speaker.
Other experts present at the summit includes: Sir Hugh Orde, Peter Sheridan, PC Sakira Suzia, Paul Randolph, Professor Andrew Pilkington, Spenser Hilliard, Mungi Ngomane, Martin Bell, Tamara Ben-Halim, Serena Chaudhry, Dr Neven Andjelic and Dr Kit Barton.
Professor Simon Jarvis adds: “Internationalism and global development are at the heart of our mission at Regent’s University London. For this reason we take a keen interest in international relations between the UK, its international partners and the rest of the world.”