Let Us Consolidate Makerere's Core Mission: the Pursuit of Scholarship by Mahmood Mamdani

06 Aug, 2012

Let Us Consolidate Makerere’s Core Mission: the Pursuit of Scholarship

Mahmood Mamdani

Professor and Executive Director, MISR

(text of talk to the Makerere University Stakeholders Consultative Meeting 3rd August 2012)

The Makerere of today is a product of two historical periods: its early establishment during the colonial period and its reform under neo-liberal influence.  I shall begin by asking whether colonialism and neoliberalism are living legacies or pasts that we have moved beyond.


Mamdani's Response to The 20th Annual Joseph Mubiru Lecture, Bank Of Uganda, by Prof. Joseph Stiglitz

21 Jul, 2012

Your Excellency, Mr. President; the Chair, the Honorable Minister of Finance; the Honorable Governor of the Bank of Uganda and the Honorable Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda,

I assume that the Bank of Uganda has asked me to be a discussant hoping I would raise questions they do not feel comfortable raising.  I will take a cue from them and ask Professor Stiglitz questions hoping he will give responses that I do not quite feel comfortable giving.

Nyanzi to Present two posters at the 19th International AIDS Conference on 22nd-27th July 2012 in Washington DC

10 Jul, 2012
Stella Nyanzi will present two posters at the 19th International AIDS Conference
scheduled for 22nd - 27th July 2012 in Washington DC, USA (for details see
The first poster is entitled Double Death by HIV/AIDS and Homophobia among MSM
Communities in Kampala, Uganda and will be discussed on Tuesday 24th July 2012 (see
attached abstract). Based on ethnographic data from four MSM who died in Kampala

MISR Hosts Lecture Series on India and China

11 Jun, 2012

Makerere Institute of Social Research hosted two lecture series by leading international scholars Partha Chatterjee and Wang Hui on India and on China. The lecture series are part of MISR’s program to bring intellectuals from around the world to help broaden our understanding of global intellectual traditions. These are part of the intellectual and physical renovation of MISR begun by Director Mahmood Mamdani in 2010.

Nyanzi on President Jammeh's HIV/AIDS Healing Saga in The Gambia

11 Jun, 2012

Stella Nyanzi has published a book chapter entitled President Jammeh's HIV/AIDS Healing Saga in The Gambia, that is published in the edited volume entitled African Responses to HIV/AIDS: Between Speech and Action. The book editors are Dr. Johnson Ige Segun and Prof. Tim Quinlan. The book is published by the University of KwaZulu Natal Press. The author discusses a notorious example of poor leadership in Africa, and its disastrous effects on a country. According to the editors in their introduction,

Nyanzi Reports on her Fellowship at University of Western Cape

06 Jun, 2012

Dr. Stella Nyanzi is one of three Ugandans who received the early post-doctoral fellowship of the African Humanities Program for the 2011-2012 academic year. Started in 2009-2010, the African Humanities Program is implemented by the American Council of Learned Societies with funds from the Carnegie Corporation (see  This competitive fellowship targets both doctoral students in their final year and early post-doctoral fellows who are not more than four years past their doctorate degree.