Divestment from South Africa

Submitted by Alisa Bajramovic

The South African apartheid in the latter half of the twentieth century inspired many American colleges and universities to divest from South Africa. In 1977, Hampshire College became the first US school to divest, inspiring a total of 155 schools--including Amherst--to divest by 1988. Amherst partially divested from South Africa from 1978 to 1986.

To see a list of the colleges that divested from South Africa, click here.

Amherst College Professor Adam Sitze Receives Fellowship for Book on South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

August 18, 2008                
Contact: Caroline J. Hanna
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass. — Adam Sitze, assistant professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought at Amherst College, has received a prestigious International and Area Studies Fellowship, an award from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

South African Economist Francis Wilson To Speak at Amherst College Oct. 16

September 19, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—South African economist Francis Wilson will give a talk titled “Halfway There: The Long Walk to Freedom and Economic Justice in South Africa” at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the President’s Office at Amherst, Wilson’s talk will be free and open to the public.