Event Title

Political Violence and Political Justice: A Critique of Criminal Justice as Accountability

Presenter Information

Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia University

Streaming Media

Location

UK Athletics Auditorium, William T. Young Library

Start Date

2-10-2015 3:30 PM

Description

Dr. Mahmood Mamdani is a distinguished public intellectual who has made important scholarly contributions to colonial and post-colonial theory, African politics, and a range of critical contemporary issues such as the "war on terror" and the roots of genocide. Dr. Mamdani is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at the School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Anthropology, Political Science and African Studies at Columbia University. He maintains his involvement with the intellectualand political life of his native Uganda as Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) at Makerere University, in Kampala. Dr. Mamdani has written a number of important books that address the intersection between culture, identity, power, and politics, including Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and The Legacy of Late Colonialism (1996), When Victims become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda (2001), Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror (2005), and Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror (2010).

 
Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Political Violence and Political Justice: A Critique of Criminal Justice as Accountability

UK Athletics Auditorium, William T. Young Library

Dr. Mahmood Mamdani is a distinguished public intellectual who has made important scholarly contributions to colonial and post-colonial theory, African politics, and a range of critical contemporary issues such as the "war on terror" and the roots of genocide. Dr. Mamdani is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at the School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Anthropology, Political Science and African Studies at Columbia University. He maintains his involvement with the intellectualand political life of his native Uganda as Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) at Makerere University, in Kampala. Dr. Mamdani has written a number of important books that address the intersection between culture, identity, power, and politics, including Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and The Legacy of Late Colonialism (1996), When Victims become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda (2001), Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror (2005), and Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror (2010).