Mahmood Mamdani, author of Saviours and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror, will give a public lecture at the LSE on Monday 10th May, speaking on human rights in Rwanda and Darfur, as part of the Ralph Miliband programme.
Lessons of Rwanda and Darfur: Some Questions for Human Rights Activists
Monday 10 May, 6.30-8pm
at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Special Ralph Miliband public lecture
Mahmood Mamdani is the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1974 and specializes in the study of African history and politics. His works explore the intersection between politics and culture, a comparative study of colonialism since 1452, the history of civil war and genocide in Africa, the Cold War and the War on Terror, and the history and theory of human rights. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Mamdani was a professor at the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania (1973-79), Makerere University in Uganda (1980-1993), and the University of Cape Town (1996-1999). He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being listed as one of the “Top 20 Public Intellectuals” by Foreign Policy (US) and Prospect (UK) magazine in 2008. From 1998 to 2002 he served as President of CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa). His essays have appeared in the New Left Review and the London Review of Books, among other journals.