Cornell University

This is a past event. Its details are archived for historical purposes.

The contact information may no longer be valid.

Please visit our current events listings to look for similar events by title, location, or venue.

Race Matters: Research Questions in International Relations

Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 11:00am to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

The Einaudi Center’s global racial justice research team presents the inaugural session of Race Matters, a new webinar series that fosters in-depth conversations on colonial questions and racial justice across international relations.

This panel brings together global experts for a candid appraisal of disciplinary instruments (methods, archives, concepts, ontologies, and epistemologies) and institutions (practices of knowledge production and incorporation as policy). The debate centers the question: How effectively do our tools for producing and shaping knowledge and policy serve the cause of advancing racial equality and justice globally?

Some of the panelists critique methods and lines of inquiries in scholarship on race and racism. Others presume an insurgency by self-determining political communities—including in the academy­—against colonizing institutional practices and in favor of the expansion of archives and imaginaries.

This conversation represents an initial framing of questions and critiques that will continue in four additional Race Matters panels through the fall 2021 semester. Read more about the series below.

Moderator: Siba Grovogui, Africana Studies, Cornell University


Discussants: Oumar Ba, Political Science, Morehouse College; Sarah Then Bergh, Africana Studies PhD candidate, Cornell University


Race Matters: A webinar series sponsored by Cornell’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Africana Studies and Research Center, and Department of Government

Race Matters brings together international relations experts for critical conversations on colonial questions and racial justice across international relations. Join us to explore scholarship on race and racism and the policies, institutions, and systems that perpetuate racial inequality and violence worldwide. Continuing throughout 2021, Race Matters will identify opportunities for transformative change and highlight collective and individual actions toward a more just world.

Learn about the Einaudi Center’s work on racial justice and all of our global research priorities.

Register now:

Dial-In Information

Register here:

Google Calendar iCal Outlook
Event Type

Panel Discussion


Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Government, Africana Studies and Research Center, Comparative Muslim Societies Program, East Asia Program, Southeast Asia Program, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Institute for African Development, Global Cornell, Institute for European Studies, South Asia Program, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Human Ecology

University Themes




Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Scott Beemer

Dept. Web Site

Disability Access Information

Cornell University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact Scott Beemer ( to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

Registration Status

Please register at:

Open To


Recent Activity