Mahmood Mamdani


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Mahmood Mamdani

Source of Influence: Scholarly

Status: Featured in current year

Mamdani is the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government in the Departments of Anthropology and Political Science at Columbia University in the United States, and Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research in Kampala, Uganda. In 2008, Mamdani was named one of the world’s top 20 intellectuals by Foreign Policy (New York) and Prospect (London) magazines. He is the former president of the Council for Development of Social Research in Africa in Dakar, Senegal. Mamdani is well-known for his book Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, The Cold War and The Roots of Terror, which became significant in liberal policy circles in the US. His books have won several awards and have been included in many “best of” lists.