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12th Annual Law and Humanities Distinguised Lecture

12th Annual Law and Humanities Distinguised Lecture

“Beyond Nuremberg: the Historical Significance of the Post-Apartheid Transition in South Africa.”

  • Date:
    Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • Time:
    4:00 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Town and Gown (TGF)
  • Cost:
    free
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Summary:

The Center for Law, History and Culture is pleased to announce that Mahmood Mamdani, The Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University, will present the Twelfth Annual Law & Humanities Distinguished Lecture, entitled “Beyond Nuremberg: the Historical Significance of the Post-Apartheid Transition in South Africa.” Professor Mamdani is a leading scholar of African history and politics, human rights and the War on Terror.

Description:

The Center for Law, History and Culture is pleased to announce that Mahmood Mamdani, The Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University, will present the Twelfth Annual Law & Humanities Distinguished Lecture, entitled “Beyond Nuremberg: the Historical Significance of the Post-Apartheid Transition in South Africa.” Professor Mamdani is a leading scholar of African history and politics, human rights and the War on Terror. 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 books include Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror (2009); Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Roots of Terror (2004); Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism (1996); and From Citizen to Refugee (1973).

The lecture will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14th  at USC Town and Gown.  A reception will follow at 5:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact Candace Wood, USC Gould School of Law, Faculty Services, at 213-821-1239, or clhcserv@law.usc.edu . Reservations are strongly recommended.