Preparing the Table: A Retrospective on the Centre for Intergroup Studies, 1968–1990 Cape Town, South Africa

December, 2000 | Greg Hansen

Suggested Citation: Hansen, Greg. Preparing the Table: A Retrospective on the Centre for Intergroup Studies, 1968–1990 Cape Town, South Africa. Cambridge, MA: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, 2000.

The Centre for Intergroup Studies (CIS) stands out as an innovative and adaptable engine of incremental change that pushed limits to good effect and set a standard for patient intervention.

The experience of the CIS highlights the tensions and complementarity between peace and justice, and how these could be reconciled.

Perhaps most importantly, its experience prompts careful thought about how seemingly intransigent protagonists that are commonly vilified at home and by the international community can be constructively engaged, rather than isolated, in order to help prepare for the eventuality of negotiation.