Courtesy photo / Elena Olivo.


Darren Walker, left, President of the Ford Foundation, spoke with former South African Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs on “What it Means to Live in a Constitutional Democracy” at CUNY Law School on April 3.

The event was part of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice’s series “Critical Voices: From Local to Global.”

Justice Sachs is serving as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Sorensen Center. He spent decades fighting apartheid as a freedom fighter and is one of the most respected human rights lawyers in South Africa and worldwide. He was appointed by President Nelson Mandela to the Constitutional Court in 1994 and was instrumental in assembling the Constitutional Court Art Collection.