The panel will address four key questions related to International Relations as a mainstream academic discipline and racialized politics. Why might Black Lives Matter be a subject for scholars of IR or world politics? Has the discipline acknowledged its original sin in terms of erasing non-Western history in helping to shape international society? Has IR taken seriously the colonial histories that were constitutive of the formation of modern states? How can IR be democratized without wrestling with the history of racialized international political analysis and racism in general?
Nivi Manchanda (@ManchandaNivi) is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London.
Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa (@o_rutazibwa) is a Senior Lecturer in International (Development) Studies at the University of Portsmouth.
Musab Younis is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London.
Christopher Murray is a Lecturer in War and Conflict Studies at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia.
Karen E. Smith is Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of International Relations at LSE. She is also Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit within the International Relations Department.
The Department of International Relations (@LSEIRDept) is one of the oldest as well as largest in the world. It is ranked 4th in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019 tables for Politics and International Studies.
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