Prof. Mamdani will be giving the 10th Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Princeton University.

Event Information
Event Date: 
Thursday, 6 December 2012 - 3:00am

Prof. Mahmood Mamdani will deliver this year’s Edward W. Said ‘57 Memorial Lecture. His lecture is entitled “Settler Colonialism: Then and Now” and will take place on December 6th at 5PM in McCosh 10 at Princeton University from 5: 00 PM to 7: 00 PM. This event is sponsored by the Edward W. Said '57 Memorial Lecture Fund, the Princeton Committee on Palestine, the Department of English, and the Program in African Studies.

From the Princeton website:

Mahmood Mamdani is an academic, author, and political commentator.  In 2008, Mamdani was voted as the 9th "top public intellectual" in the world on the list of Top 100 Public Intellectuals by Prospect Magazine (UK) and Foreign Policy (US).  From 1998 to 2002 he served as President of CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa).  He is the author of, among other books, Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism (1996), When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda (2002), Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror (2010), and, most recently, Define and Rule: Native as Political Identity (2012).  His works explore the intersection between politics and culture, the history of colonialism since 1452, the history of civil war and genocide in Africa, the Cold War and the War on Terror, and the history and theory of human rights.

He is presently the Professor and Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda and also Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University in New York.  He grew up in Uganda and acquired his B.A from the University of Pittsburgh, before going on to attain his Masters degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1969 and his PhD from Harvard University in 1974. 

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McCosh 10 at Princeton University

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