UB Remembers Jannie Botes, Professor in the College of Public Affairs
February 5, 2017
Contact: Public Affairs
Johannes (Jannie) Botes, a long-time member of the faculty in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, passed away on Jan. 22. Prof. Botes retired from the faculty last year after serving on the faculty in the College's School of Public and International Affairs since 1999.
A much-beloved educator and world-class scholar in his area of expertise—conflict management and resolution, especially as it is portrayed in the media—Prof. Botes put UB on the map in ways that will resonate on our campus for years to come. For example, in 2014 he was awarded a prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, which allowed him to travel to his native South Africa and The University of Stellenbosch, where he taught a course on peace and conflict studies and conducted research. He also received a Hewlett Foundation grant, which led to an important piece of work, the "Mothers and Fathers' Project: An Oral History and Intellectual Map of the Field of Conflict Resolution." For that endeavor, he was joined by Chris Mitchell of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, one of the field's most respected scholars.
UB is honoring our esteemed colleague in the most impactful way that we know—by launching the Johannes Botes Capstone Achievement Award, an annual award to recognize one student for his or her outstanding work in the Capstone Project, the final thesis project in our Negotiations and Conflict Management program. Details about the award are available here.