It gives me great pleasure to announce the visit of Prof. Mahmood Mamdani to the University of Oslo. Prof. Mamdani has been one of the most important voices on African history and politics in the past four decades.
Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, the Executive Director of MISR will be one of three giving Keynotes on Monday 6 June 2016 titled, "The Politics and Geography of Knowledge” during the NORHED Conference 2016, Knowledge for Development at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA).
He will also give a Public Lecture on "South Sudan: The Road to Civil War” at 17:00-19:00, Tuesday 7 June 2016 at Oslo Academy of Global Governance Distinguished Lecture, University of Oslo, Gamle festsal, Karl Johans gate 47.
Dr. Lyn Ossome was recently a visiting scholar at the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, from 24 April - 6 May.
Contributing to the Contemporary Third World Thought Lecture Series (III) organised by the International Institute for Cultural Studies (IICS), she gave four talks featuring her ongoing research on democratic transitions, human rights, gendered subjectivities and violence.
A Memo from the Director on Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s Current Position at MISR
This memo clarifies the background to the management decision that Dr. Stella Nyanzi vacate her office at MISR and take a seat at the MISR library so long as she refuses to teach in the MPhil/PhD programme at MISR. Contrary to some claims in social media, Dr. Stella Nyanzi has not been fired from MISR. Nor is she being victimized for her political orientation.