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