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...

Ocen successfully defends his Thesis

Source: Institute of Social Research (MISR) is proud to announce and congratulate Laury Lawrence Ocen upon the successful defence of his Thesis; "Reading Monuments: Politics and Poetics of Memory in Postwar Northern...

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...


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