MISR Director Mahmood Mamdani will be giving two lectures in London, March 30 and 31

MISR Director Mahmood Mamdani will be giving two lectures in London, March 30 and 31.Global Perspectives: How should we think of justice? Lessons from South Sudan The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AHThursday 30 March, 18.30-20.00 Edward W. Said London Lecture 2017...

Buganda Paper stirs spirited response at MISR.

Buganda research paper stirs spirited response among MISR scholars.By Eddie SsemakulaA research paper presented by a Witswatersrand Univeristy Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Edgar Taylor, caused a spirited discussion within the Makerere Institute of social research  community. The paper titled, “...

MISR Wins One Million US dollars grant for its PhD Program

Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) is pleased to announce the award of a three-year grant of one million US dollars ($ 1,000,000) for its inter-disciplinary PhD program in Social Studies from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Dr Tallio's interview on climate displaced persons in sub-Saharan Africa

Source: Le Monde.fr09 mars 2017BENOÎT HAMON : « D’ici 2050, il y a aura un milliard de déplacés, en raison du réchauffement climatique, notamment en Afrique Subsaharienne »Lors de son meeting à Arras le 23 février, Benoît Hamon a affirmé que le nombre de déplacés atteindrait, en 2050, un...

Call for Abstracts: Graduate Students’ Conference, 2017

The Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) announces its third Graduate Students’ Conference slated for 28-29 July 2017 for students writing their doctoral dissertation. The conference is an opportunity to present their original findings, engaging strong archival and empirical research. All...

Three commentaries on Prof Sylvia Tamale’s Inaugural Lecture by Samson Bezabeh, Lyn Ossome and Mahmood Mamdani

Reflections on Sylvia Tamale’s Inaugural Professorial LectureSamson A. BezabehIn her inaugural lecture Professor Sylvia Tamale focused on the relation between nudity and social protest. Engaging in a comparative analysis Sylvia focused on the case of Uganda. To make her case Sylvia discussed the...

Tshimba Reflects on ICC

Source: Pambazuka NewsInternational political justice in lieu of international criminal justice: Some preliminary reflectionsCitiFM OnlineDavid-Ngendo Tshimba Feb 16, 2017The continued misanalysis of mass violence in most of Africa by the ICC—perceived as simply criminal and not principally...

Two MISR Doctoral Fellows Receive Academic Appointments

MISR congratulates,Laury Ocen who successfully defended his thesis, Reading Monuments: Politics and Poetics of Memory in Postwar Northern Uganda on January 25, 2017. He will be the first MISR Fellow to receive a PhD in Social Studies this month during the 67th graduation ceremony of Makerere...

Recruitment of Research Fellows at MISR

 Makerere University will be making several appointments of Senior Research Fellows and Research Fellows at Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR).Over the next two months, we have invited those on the short list to present a seminar at MISR. The first seminar will be on Friday, February...

MISR Research features in International Media

We pleased to announce that research at MISR has featured prominently in The New York Times, both American and International editions, over the past two weeks. Below, you will find an opinion piece by the director of MISR on the front page of the International edition of the New York Times, 8...


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