Hormuud Lecture

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 each year at the ASA Annual Meeting.

Past Hormuud Lecturers:

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