The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, a great leader and humanitarian wholly committed to the creation of a multiracial, democratic South Africa.
“Nelson Mandela is one of those rare historical figures who successfully navigated the course from being a revolutionary leader to being a national statesman,” said honorary chair James A. Baker, III, while introducing Mr. Mandela to a Rice University audience in 1999.
“During my years in public life, I had the opportunity of meeting any number of world leaders, but none, and I repeat none, is more deserving of the appellation 'great’ than is Nelson Mandela.”
View the Baker Institute's video tribute to Nelson Mandela below.
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