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Yusuf Serunkuma,Presents at the Africa Workshop at Columbia University

New York, New York—Yusuf Serunkuma, a 2014-2015 Dissertation Proposal and 2015-2016 Dissertation Research Fellow of the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program, presented his recent work on Somaliland identity and nationalism through poetics at the Africa Workshop held at Columbia...

Laurence Ocen on Memory and Loss in Northern Uganda

Laurence OcenLaurence Ocen, a 2015-2016 Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Dissertation Completion Fellow, is concerned with how communities remember and recover from war.  In this interview, Ocen describes his novel approach to reading monuments, which employs a deeply...

Ugandan state is divorced from its society

Ugandan state is divorced from its societyWritten by DAVID-NGENDO TSHIMBAIn his recent Observer article titled ‘Fear is silently killing us’, Jimmy Spire Ssentongo wrote: “Fear has been sunken into our minds through occasional bouts of violence on ‘noise-makers’ and by strategically parking scary ‘...

Prof. A.B.K. Kasozi is published in new book on Leadership and Management

Together with Emuron Olupot and Pius Achanga, Prof. Abdu Kasozi has written a chapter on  governance and leadership in Uganda in a newly published book edited by Johann Mouton and Lauren Wildschut. The book is titled: Leadership and Management: Case Studies in Training in Higher Education in...

Makerere opens its research Door through MISR Public Policy Forum on Higher Education

Lately, there is a lot of good scholarship in form of action research and public engagement going on at MISR. Today's Public Policy Forum on Higher Education attracted participants from research institutions, Development agencies and Embassies in Kampala. We had representatives from the National...

MISR PhD Fellow Wins ASA Award

Forth year graduate student Yusuf Serunkuma has been awarded the African Studies Association (ASA) Presidential Fellowship for 2015.   As one of the seven fellows selected from a competitive pool of scholars, Yusuf will attend the 2015 ASA Annual Meeting in San Diego in November, where he...

Articles on global challenges facing higher education by Prof. A.B.K. Kasozi

The following articles on higher education issues were written by Prof. A.B.K.Kasozi, a Research Associate in the Makerere Institute of Social Research and published in the MWALIMU section of the New Vision newspaper - a Uganda daily, in the last two years. Before coming to MISR, the author was the...

MUK Professors Mamdani and Oloka Onyango call for Citizenship for Minorities in Uganda

At a panel discussion on citizenship in the Uganda Constitution convened by MISR, Professors Mamdani and Oloka Onyango of Makerere University led calls for the re-definition of citizenship.The panel consisted of the 2 Professors and Dr. Sarah Ssali from the School of Women and Gender Studies. They...

Prof. Mahmood Mamdani gives talk on "The Role of Academic Institutions in grooming Effective Muslim Human Resource” at the Islamic University in Uganda

 Professor Mahmood Mamdani recently gave a talk on "The Role of Academic Institutions in grooming Effective Muslim Human Resource” at the 28th Annual Ramdhan Convention at the Islamic University (IUIU) of Mbale on Friday, July 3, 2015.

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