Prof. Mamdani to give Keynote Address and Public Lecture During the NORHED Conference 2016

03 Jun, 2016

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 Visiting Scholar at the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan

26 May, 2016

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.

Why the Management of Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) will not Cooperate with the Vice Chancellor’s Investigation Committee into MISR

19 Apr, 2016


The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu, yesterday circulated a memo on the Makerere University webmail setting up an Investigation Committee into MISR.

A Memo from the Director on Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s Current Position at MISR

16 Apr, 2016

A Memo from the Director on Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s Current Position at MISR

  1. 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.

The MPhil/PhD Programme at MISR