Achille Mbembe @ BirkBeck

Law, Democracy and the Ethics of Mutuality: Notes on the South African Experiment

by Achille Mbembe
to mark the establishment of the Law School’s Centre for Law and the Humanities

Date: Friday 25 March 2011
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: B34 Malet Street, Birkbeck

Booking: If you would like to book a place for the lecture please complete the online booking form.

Achille Mbembe, born in Cameroon, obtained his PhD in History at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1989 and a D.E.A. in Political Science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris). He was Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University, New York, from 1988-1991; a Senior Research Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C., from 1991 to 1992; Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania from 1992 to 1996; and Executive Director of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (Codesria) in Dakar, Senegal, from 1996 to 2000. Achille was also a visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001, and a visiting Professor at Yale University in 2003.

He has written extensively on African history and politics, including La naissance du maquis dans le Sud-Cameroun (Paris, Karthala, 1996). His publications include On the Postcolony, an English translation of which has been published by the University of California Press, Berkeley, in 2001.

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