Mamdani is new the Chancellor of Kansanga based Kampala International
The University Vice Chancellor, Dr. Mouhamad
Mpezamihigo confirmed the development, saying the decorated academician is
coming with a lot to add on the “leading private university”.
He says there is no doubt that the appointment of Prof.
Mamdani is meritorious and well-deserving, adding that having him at the helm
of the university will help them explore the heights as their motto states.
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A Chancellor is the titular head of a University and carries
out ceremonial and official functions such as conferring degrees and other
academic titles and distinctions.
Mamdani, who was recently appointed a member of the Advisory
Board of the United Nations Democracy Fund, will succeed Prof. John Pancras
Mukasa Lubowa Ssebuwufu.
Is Prof. Mamdani?
Born 74 years ago, Mahmood Mamdani is a Ugandan of Indian
descent. He is a celebrated academic, author, and political commentator.
Mamdani specializes in the study of African and international politics,
colonialism and post‐colonialism and the politics of knowledge production.
Previously, he has worked as Director of African Studies at
the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University; Executive Director,
Centre for Basic Research, Kampala; and a teaching Fellow at the Harvard
He is currently, the
Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University.