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2019 CHUSS Symposium Underscores Relevance of Humanities and Social Sciences to National Development

The Vice Chancellor Kabale University-Prof. Joy C. Kwesiga (Left) and Acting CHUSS Principal-Dr. Josephine Ahikire (Right) applaud during the opening session of the 2019 CHUSS Symposium on 15th May 2019, Main Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

With support from Gerda Henkel Stiftung and the Andrew. W Mellon Foundation, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2018 introduced annual symposium series as one of the ways of fostering a vibrant academic environment in the university and the country.

The symposiums provide platform to scholars, policy makers and members of the general public to discuss issues affecting humanity. They also provide an opportunity to PhD students and post-doctoral fellows to discuss and exchange ideas on their research.

Organized under the theme,  “A New East African: Agency and Identity Debates in the Region”, the 2019 CHUSS Symposium took major shifts in the East African society that have occurred in the last two decades as its point of departure in order to explore how agency and identity of the regions subjects have morphed during this period.

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