Announcement of PhD Defence-Ocen Laury Lawrence

The Director Makerere Institute of Social Research Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, cordially invites you to the PhD Public Defence of Mr. Ocen Laury Lawrence scheduled to take place on 25th January, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) in Seminar Room 1.Thesis title: Reading...

Mamdani's Piece in the New York Times

Attached below is Prof. Mamdani's article, "Last Hopes to Prevent a Genocide" appearing in the New York Times, Monday January 9, 2017. 

Professor Mamdani’s Lecture Tour of China, December 16 - 25, 2016

2016 Third World Action ProjectAgenda 2016第三世界行动计划日程时  间:2016年12月18日(周日)-25日(周日)Dates:December 18(Sun.) - December 25 (Sun.), 2016 地  点:北京 杭州 上海Venue: Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai 主  办:亚际书院Organizer:Inter-Asia School  12/18-19 北京 BeijingDecolonizing the...

SSEREMBA: Colonial legacy and political reasons behind Uganda bloodbath

Source:Daily NationSaturday December 3 2016This photograph taken on December 1, 2016 shows burnt houses in Kasese, Uganda that belonged to royal guards of the Rwenzururu Kingdom. PHOTO | BADRU KATUMBA | AFP By YAHYA SSEREMBAIn SummaryWhereas President Museveni is seen as the instigator of the...

Prof. Kasozi on External forces and funding of universities in Uganda

I have read Ofwono Opondo's article, Makerere let's return to the basics, in the New Vision of November 20, and Mukwanason Hyuha's A reaction to Prof. Mamdani's Makerere (New vision, November 24, 2016). Both disagree with Mamdani' assertion that external financial forces, particularly led by the...

Prof. Mamdani on the Makerere University Crisis

By Prof. Mahmood MamdaniMakerere University has closed again. The decision has come from the President of Uganda with no indication as to when the university will reopen. This is an opportunity to take a comprehensive look at the recurrent problem that has been Makerere. This means going...

Prof. Kasozi on How to Solve Strikes in Public Universities

The current staff strike and student commotions at Makerere University are a tip of an iceberg. Staff and student activisms cannot be resolved by firefighting them with Police or other security forces. Fundamental causes of these strikes and the current governance problems must be studied, analysed...

The Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale featuring Mahmood Mamdani

Source: Yale Macmillan CenterWhen: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 4:30 PMWhere: Luce Hall (LUCE) 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT 06511 Speaker/Performer: Mahmood Mamdani, Executive Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University, Uganda, and the Herbert Lehman Professor...

Candidate Search for Research Fellows & Senior Research Fellow

Makerere University invites applications for One (1) Senior Research Fellow and Two (2) Research Fellow positions in the fields of:Political Economy: Agrarian studies;Economic Theory and History; Late Industrialization and International Political Economy.History, with a specialization in Pre-...

Makerere University to strengthen PhD in Social Studies taught at MISR

Source: Press release from the University,, dated July 28, 2016 at 1:24:20 PM GMT+3Mak to strengthen PhD in Social Studies taught at MISRThe Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe stressed that Makerere University Management is committed to supporting the development of...


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