×

Mailing List

Get free tickets and find out about our new events
* = required field
Loading Events

Edward W. Said London Lecture 2017: Mahmood Mamdani

Annual Lecture

31/03/17 6:30 pm

£12
  • This event has passed.

Internationally renowned academic and author Mahmood Mamdani presents this year’s Edward W. Said London Lecture, examining the concept of revolutionary justice.

Mamdani will look at how South Africa’s transition from apartheid presents a critique of the lessons that have been drawn from the Nuremberg trials – the post-war judgment of Nazi war criminals – which have been incorporated into the contemporary human rights movement and International Criminal Court. He reflects on the question of justice in the postcolonial period, in the writings of Aimé Césaire on Haiti and of Nelson Mandela in southern Africa.

Followed by a Q&A session.

Mahmood Mamdani (b. 1946) is an internationally renowned academic and author. His work explores the intersection between politics and culture, including the history of civil war and genocide in Africa, the Cold War and the War on Terror and the theory of human rights. He is Herbert Lehmann Professor of Government at Columbia University, USA.

This series is supported by the A. M. Qattan Foundation and London Review of Books.

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available

Venue

The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3DG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Website:
www.britishmuseum.org

Upcoming Events

Opening – Homeland Under My Nails

Tuesday 21 January, 6.30pm

Homeland Under My Nails

22 January — 26 April

Mohammad Omar Khalil in conversation with Maya Jaggi

Thursday 23 January, 7pm

The Dislocation of Amber & Tigers are Better Looking

Thursday 30 January, 7.30pm

Hassan Musa: Blood is Thicker than Water

Thursday 6 February, 7pm

Our website uses cookies that do not collect personal data. View our Privacy Policy.