Princeton N. Lyman

Princeton N. Lyman, who served as U.S. ambassador to South Africa (1992–95) during its transition to democracy, is senior advisor to the president at the United States Institute of Peace. He previously served as U.S. ambassador to Nigeria (1986–89), assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs (1996–98), and special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan (2011–13).

April 2014, Volume 25, Issue 2

Mandela’s Legacy at Home and Abroad

Nelson Mandela, who died in late 2013, fought for freedom for all the people of South Africa and masterfully guided his country’s transition to a nonracial democracy. His record on foreign policy is more ambiguous, but also instructive.