The 2014 Hormuud Lecture was given by Professor Maxi Schoeman, and was entitled A crisis of leadership? Reflections on 20 years of democracy in South Africa. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.

2014 marked the inaugural year of the Hormuud Lecture. This lecture series aims to bring focus to themes at the intersection of leadershship, development, and democracy in Africa. The 2014 speaker, Maxi Schoeman, is chair of the Core Social Sciences Cluster in the Faculty of Humanities and head of the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. She is a member of the University Council and an adjunct professor in the School for Public Policy at George Mason University in the United States. She has held research fellowships with Cambridge University (1995/96), the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (2001), the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation (2009) and the Nordic Africa Institute (2009). She was recently awarded the 2014 Claude Ake Visiting Chair at the University of Uppsala. Professor Schoeman is a member of the Advisory Board of the African Peace Network of the Social Sciences Research Council in New York, deputy chairperson of the Institute for Global Dialogue and a trustee of the Institute for Security Studies. She serves on the editorial boards of several local and international journals in the field of international relations.