Watch Mayke Kaag's Inaugural Lecture online

Mayke Kaag, named Professor by Special Appointment of The Anthropology of Islam in Africa and its Diaspora at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), gave her inaugural lecture during a festive ceremony in the university's Auditorium on 5 October. In the lecture, titled 'African Muslims and their Global Connections: Trust and Truth Making in Troubling Times', she focused on three issues: Initiatives by African Muslims in the diaspora to create a place for themselves; the interaction between Muslims in West Africa and global providers of Islamic education; and African participation in the Islamic environmental movement. The chair has been designated on behalf of the African Studies Centre Leiden. Congratulations to Professor Kaag!

You can still watch the ceremony (lecture starts at 9'50''.), or read the inaugural speech.