Saturday, December 14, 2013

Nelson Mandela Tribute Hangout

In advance of Nelson Mandela’s funeral service on Sunday in Qunu, South Africa, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Reverend Mpho Tutu, the first female Irish president, Mary Robinson, and Sir Richard Branson came together for a digital eulogy using Google+ Hangouts.The conversation was hosted by +PeaceJam and +The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, and moderated by CNN’s +Anderson Cooper. Fan questions were included that were shared using #NelsonTribute.

It was a pleasure to work on this event with a dedicated team of people drawn from multiple organizations including Google, The Dalai Lama's office and Desmond Tutu's office,

The event took place on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7.30AM EST.

You can watch the conversations between these leaders and their personal memories of working with Nelson Mandela in this youtube video.