The Hormuud Lecture was established in 2013 with a generous grant from Hormuud Telecom Somalia Inc. The Hormuud Lecture will focus on the themes of leadership, development, and/or democracy in Africa, and will be delivered by an African scholar in even years at the ASA Annual Meeting.
In consultation with the Board and other constituencies and with the support of the Executive Director, the Annual Meeting Committee makes recommendations for the Hormuud Lecture. The Association will attempt to alternate African Scholars based in Africa with those in the diaspora.
The Hormuud Lecturer will receive an honorarium of $1,000 for the lecture and possible paper. The African Studies Association will cover the economy airfare, accommodation for up to 4 nights at the conference hotel, and registration for the Annual Meeting up to a total of $2,500 per lecturer.
Past Hormuud Lecturers:
2022 Dr. Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili
2020 Ambassador Arikana Chihombori Quao
2019 Dr. Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni (University of South Africa)
2018 Dr. Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia University)
2017 Rafael Marques de Morais, A Journey for Rights and Dignity: A Participant’s Observation
2016 Dr. Takyiwaa Manuh, ‘Apres moi le deluge’-Planning for leadership succession in Africa
2015 Ahmed I. Samatar, Development and Culture: Reflections on the Somali Experience
2014 Dr. Maxi Schoeman, A Crisis of Leadership? Reflections on 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa