Internationally renowned scholar on African studies to give Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale

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Mahmood Mamdani, an internationally renowned scholar on African studies, and the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University, will give the next Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on Oct. 26.

Mahmood Mamdani, an internationally renowned scholar on African history, politics, and society, and the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The talk, “Beyond Criminal Justice: Learning from South Sudan,” will start at 4:30 p.m. in Rm. 203, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. The lecture, sponsored by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, is free and open to the public.

Mamdani is also a professor and the executive director of Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He specializes in the comparative study of colonialism since 1452, and the question of civil war and mass violence.

In his books, Mamdani has written extensively on colonialism and post-colonialism (“Define and Rule: Native as Political Identity” and “Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism”); on civil wars, political identity, and extreme violence in Darfur (“Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror”); the post-9/11 era (“Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Roots of Terror”); and Rwanda (“When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism and Genocide in Rwanda”). In 1996, “Citizen and Subject” was awarded the Herskovitz Prize of the African Studies Association in the United States for the best book in English on African Studies.

The Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale was established in 1992 to support intersecting endeavors among specialists in international relations, international law, and the management of international enterprises and organizations. Previous lecturers in the series have included Michael Doyle, Gary Hart, Tom Friedman, Nicholas Kristof, and Luis Moreno-Ocampo.

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