Watch: Prof. Mamdani’s Edward Said Lecture at the British Museum

24 Apr, 2017

In this Edward Said Memorial lecture held at British museum, 31st March 2017, MISR Director Mahmood Mamdani discusses the question of justice appealing to the writings of Aime Cesaire and Nelson Mandela, reflects on the end of apartheid as a way to critically rethink the Nuremberg legacy – as understood by contemporary human rights movement, and eventually closes with another reflection on contemporary Is

Buganda Paper stirs spirited response at MISR.

23 Mar, 2017

By Eddie Ssemakula

A 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, “Surveillance, anonymity and disciplinary violence in the Buganda anti-Asian Boycott of 1959/1960” reexamines colonial history with particular focus on Buganda protests against Asians in that period. It revisits party politics and ethnic nationalism of Colonial Buganda, with parties like Kabaka Yekka (KY) trending.