Racism, Imperialism and Decolonization in International Relations
When: Monday 26 October 2020, 6.30-8.00pm
Where: Online via Zoom or live streamed on Facebook
The panel will address four key questions related to International Relations as a mainstream academic discipline and racialised 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 democratised without wrestling with the history of racialised international political analysis and racism in general?
Nivi Manchanda, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in International Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London
Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa, Senior Lecturer in European and International Development Studies, University of Portsmouth
Musab Younis, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London
Christopher Murray, Lecturer in War and Conflict Studies at the Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia
Chair: Karen E Smith, Professor of International Relations, LSE
This online public event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required (after 10am via Zoom on Monday 12 October).