Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

A Brilliant Genocide/Another Fine Mess

Event Details

A Brilliant Genocide/Another Fine Mess
Film Screening and Book Release Talk
Date: 
October 4, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
International Affairs Building 1501
In honor of the release of SIPA adjunct professor Helen Epstein's new book, Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda and the War on Terror, the SIPA Economic and Political Development will be hosting a book talk combined with a screening of the 2016 documentary film A Brilliant Genocide, on the Ugandan government's crimes against its own people in the northern region of the country. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session together with Helen Epstein and Milton Allimadi. 
 
Helen Epstein’s Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda and the War on Terror (Columbia Global Reports 2017) explores the US relationship with Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni and his involvement in five violent conflicts that erupted shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall in the Horn and Great Lakes regions of Africa. She teaches at Bard College and SIPA and writes frequently for the New York Review of Books and other publications.
 
Milton Allimadi teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is publisher of Black Star News.  He comes from northern Uganda and appears in A Brilliant Genocide.