An expert in African and international affairs
Reputed to be an expert in African history, politics and international relations Mahmood Mamdani is an important voice in contemporary debates about Africa.
Teaching Anthropology and political Science at Columbia University, USA Mahmood Mamdani is also President of the Council for Development of Social Research in Africa, Dakar, Senegal.
Prof Mamdani has authored many books including Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism that won, in 1998, Herskovits Award of the African Studies Association of the USA. The last book being Good Muslim Bad Muslim: America, The Cold War, and the Roots of Terror (2004).
In 2001, Mahmood Mamdani was one of the nine scholars to present at the Nobel Peace Prize Centennial Symposium.
Mahmood Mamdani was born in Kampala, Uganda, a third-generation East African of South Asian origin. Upon Uganda's independence from Britain in 1962, Mamdani got a scholarship from the US government. Apart from degree and post graduation from the US he studied his Ph D at Harvard and got his doctorate in 1974.
Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan