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Center for Leadership and Public Values

Duke University

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2005
  • Location Durham, NC, United States
  • Geographic Focus South Africa, United States

About this grant

The Center for Leadership and Public Values at Duke University, and its partner center at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, were created by James Joseph, former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, to strengthen public leadership and promote public values. Funding will enable the center to maintain and build current programs including the Emerging Leaders Program, which provides training, support and mentoring to men and women who show potential as future leaders; the Binational Civil Society Forum, an annual event that brings together prominent, rising leaders from nonprofits in South Africa and the U.S. to examine how the sectors in the two countries can collaborate to strengthen civil society in their respective parts of the world; and the Ethics and Public Life Initiative, which hosts lectures, and publishes articles and publications on the importance of public values in underpinning democracy in South Africa and other parts of the world.