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TENSOES MUNDIAS

Chamada para artigos

Tensões Mundiais é uma revista acadêmica multidisciplinar publicada semestralmente pelo Observatório das Nacionalidades, grupo de pesquisa situado na Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brasil. Aceitamos contribuições originais que tratem dos processos de formação nacional, incluindo, mas não limitadas aos temas das relações internacionais, cultura, instrumentos de força do Estado, e às políticas externa e de defesa nacional. Os artigos podem ser submetidos em inglês, português e espanhol. Para maiores informações ver: http://www.tensoesmundiais.ufc.br/ ou contatar os editores em tensoesmundiais@ufc.br ou observatoriodasnacionalidades@ufc.br

Convocatoria: se solicitan artículos

Tensões Mundiais es una revista académica multidisciplinaria publicada semestralmente por el Observatorio de Nacionalidades, un grupo de investigación ubicado en la Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brasil. Aceptamos contribuciones originales que tratan de los procesos de formación nacional, incluyendo pero no limitadas a los temas de relaciones internacionales, cultura, instrumentos de fuerza del Estado, y las políticas en el exterior y de defensa nacional. Aceptamos artículos en inglés, portugués o español. Para mayor información ver: http://www.tensoesmundiais.ufc.br/ o contactarse con los editores en tensoesmundiais@ufc.br o observatoriodasnacionalidades@ufc.br

Call for journal contributions

Tensões Mundiais is a multidisciplinary academic journal published twice yearly by the Nationalities’ Observatory, a research group located at the Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil. We welcome original contributions centered on the processes of national formation, including but not limited to the issues of international relations, culture, state instruments of force, national defense and foreign policy. Articles can be submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish. For further details see http://www.tensoesmundiais.ufc.br/ or contact the editors at tensoesmundiais@ufc.br or observatoriodasnacionalidades@ufc.br

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Ralph Miliband

LESSONS OF RWANDA AND DARFUR

Lessons of Rwanda and Darfur: Some Questions for Human Rights Activists

Special Ralph Miliband Public Lecture

Date: Monday 10 May 2010
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics

Speaker: Professor Mahmood Mamdani
Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor

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.

He is the author of Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror (Pantheon, 2009), Scholars in the Marketplace: The Dilemmas of Neo-Liberal Reform at Makerere University, 1989-2005, (CODESRIA, Dakar, 2007), Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Origins of Terror (Pantheon, 2004), When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism and Genocide in Rwanda (Princeton, 2001) and Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism (Princeton, 1996) and ten other books.

He teaches courses on: major debates in the study of Africa; the modern state and the colonial subject; the Cold War and the Third World; the theory, history, and practice of human rights; and civil wars and the state in Africa.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.

Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to reserve a press seat or have a media query about this event, email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk

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