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Call for Papers for the 1st Post-Graduate Students’ Conference

Makerere University/Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) 1st Post-Graduate Students’ Conference, 17-18 July 2015, Kampala, UgandaCALL FOR PAPERSTheme: “Locating African perspectives/alternatives in the current global conjectures”The Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) invites...

Candidate Search for Research Fellows & Senior Research Fellows

Invitation to Apply for Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following posts.The Directorate of Human Resources at Makerere University requires a letter of application alongside the following: Curriculum Vitae, Certificates...

Stella Nyanzi is participating in ‘The State of the Art of Sexuality Research in Africa’ International Conference

Dr. Stella Nyanzi is participating in ‘The State of the Art of Sexuality Dr. Stella Nyanzi is participating in ‘The State of the Art of Sexuality Research in Africa’ International Conference organized by the University of Amsterdam, University of Nairobi, and University of Cape Coast at Morendat...

Candidate Search for Research Fellows & Senior Research Fellows

MISR invites applications for the positions of Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows.Deadline for submission of applications is 13 March, 2015.Further details on the application procedure will be provided in forthcoming days.

Lawrence Ocen admitted to the 2015-2016 cohort of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS)

Lawrence Ocen, 4th year PhD student at MISR has been admitted to the 2015-2016 cohort of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS). He joins a prestigious group of over 100 African faculty who have taken part in the program since its inception in February 2009.The...

The price of oil is falling fast and may continue doing so. What is Uganda's way forward? by A.B.K. Kasozi

The price of oil is falling fast and may continue doing so. What is Uganda's way forward?By A.B.K. KasoziOn November 24, on a cold day in New York, I watched a reporter on BBC America ask the Uganda minister of Energy whether Uganda had not lost out on earning good money by refusing to export crude...

Stella Nyanzi is presenting a paper at the African Peacebuilding Network's Training Workshop

Dr. Stella Nyanzi is attending the African Peacebuilding Network’s Training Workshop II hosted by the International Law and Policy Institute in Arusha, Tanzania from 26th – 28th January 2015.  Under the title ‘Gaps in the Theory and Practice of Gendering Peace Programs in Africa,’ she is...

Stella Nyanzi presents paper at 'When Theology Produces Violence: With Ecumenical International Relations and LGBT as a Case' Conference

Dr. Stella Nyanzi is presenting a paper entitled "African Families andSexualities from a Human Rights Perspective" at a conference entitled"When Theology Produces Violence: With Ecumenical International Relationsand LGBT as  Case". The gathering is jointly organised by LLH - theNorwegian LGBT...

'Charlie Hebdo cartoons are bigoted' opinion by Mahmood Mamdani

Source: The Hindu'Charlie Hebdo cartoons are bigoted'Vidya VenkatMahmood Mamdani. Photo: Vivek BendreBlasphemy involves critiquing a tradition from within, of which Islam has had a long and honourable history (Ijtihad), says renowned academic Mahmood Mamdani.Back with a Prophet Mohammed cartoon on...

Mamdani’s ‘Holistic’ Challenge: Anti-Zionists must Persuade Jews they can only be Safe by Dismantling the Jewish State

Source: Mondoweiss.netLast Tuesday night, the Ugandan scholar Mahmood Mamdani gave a speech at Columbia University, where he is a professor, saying that Palestine has not yet reached its “South African moment.” Most of his speech is excerpted below. It followed Omar Barghouti’s speech, which I...

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