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Mamdani on Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror

mahmood_mamdani Columbia University Professor Mahmood Mamdani in conversation with Khalil Bendib on the always worthwhile KPFA. Extending earlier work, Mamdani discusses his new work and continues to demolish the myths spouted by the zio-ideologues within the ‘Save Darfur’ movement.

His new book is Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror. If you’d like to skip the introduction, move the cursor along the audio above to the 4 minute mark. The excellent talk goes for about 30 minutes.

Professor Mamdani has had a number of speaking events in the past week, including at Berkeley City Club and at Columbia Teacher’s College (here’s one account by an attendee at Mondoweiss).

(The interview wraps up around the 37 minute mark and continues on to Malihe Razazan speaking with Dr. Renée Dreyfus, Curator in Charge of Ancient Art and Interpretation at Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco about a rare Achaemenid Persian relief that recently became part of the museum’s permanent collection.)


2 comments on “Mamdani on Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror

  1. Pingback: Mamdani on Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror « In These New Times

  2. atheo
    18 April, 2009

    This two hour video contains some powerful speech by professor Mamdani at approx. half way through:

    The African Diplomatic Forum gathers African diplomats, academics, students and activists to discuss the continent`s interests and role in international affairs. (Oct 31, 2008 at Columbia Unive…

    Viewer Comment – By far the most informative debate on the subject of the ICC and the President of the Sudan, on the net. As a Sudanese who hails from the troubled region of Darfuri, I learnt a great deal from the intro presented by this charming French sounding professor.

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This entry was posted on 16 April, 2009 by in Audio, Darfur, History, Sudan and tagged , .

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