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Summary of Inputs for the 2nd Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on People of African Descent (30 May – 2 June 2023, NYC)
Attending the inaugural session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on People of African Descent in Geneva (5-8 December 2022) provided an opportunity to hear the celebrated Ghanaian/Ewe poet and literature scholar Professor Kofi Anyidoho present a formal statement calling for the “reclamation of African ancestral memory” on the continent and throughout the diaspora. His…
Summative Report on the United Nations 1st Permanent Forum of People of African Descent, Geneva, 5-8 December 2022
A summative report for Decolonial Dialogues on the United Nations 1st Permanent Forum of People of African Descent, held at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, 5-8 December 2022, written by Carol Ann Dixon, Ph.D. Over eight thematic sessions an international gathering of government representatives, NGOs, human rights experts, racial justice campaigners, scholar-activists, educators, EDI…
United Nations First Permanent Forum of People of African Descent, December 2022 – Advocacy and Action on Human Rights, Equalities, Recognition and Justice
The United Nations 1st Permanent Forum of People of African Descent (PFPAD) takes place at the Palace of Nations, Geneva, 5-8 December 2022. Organised via the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in consultation with an independent panel of human rights experts drawn from around the world, this international gathering will address…
Decolonizing international law curriculum: reflections on our relationship with the University*
Dr. Ahmed Raza Memon *This reflection is based partially on a formal write-up for a short round table talk presented at an event on ‘Decolonizing International Law Curriculum’ at the University of Leicester on the 6th of July 2022. A. Intellectual circles as both productive and limiting Part of my reflection will follow the tradition…
Decolonial Pedagogies: Inspiring Learning for All
A selected listing of recommended curriculum resources to support inclusive teaching and learning for pre-16s, as well as overviews of recently published scholarship on decolonising Higher Education, diversifying the arts and cultural fields, and advancing community-based decolonial pedagogies of liberation.
Decolonial Research Methods, Online Seminar Series (October-December 2021), organised by Dr Leon Moosavi
Overview: “While the popularisation of a coherent decolonial paradigm may be one of the most significant developments within academia in recent years, there has not been enough focus on the implications of this ‘decolonial turn’ for research methods and methodologies. In this webinar series, eminent decolonial experts will reflect on some of the key issues…
Thoughts on Barbarians! Why language matters?
By Amira Chahrazed Chenine (PhD candidate in English Literature, University of Mostaganem, Algeria) As an Algerian, I was raised and taught to be proud of who I am and of where I come from – especially because of our long history of resistance. For this reason, within Algerian heritage many consider that the people symbolize resistance…
Decolonial Dialogues/IPS Collaboration Event : ‘Decolonial Muslim Studies and Defending Muhammad ‘ Conversation between Prof. SherAli Tareen and Dr. Humeira Iqtidar – 12th August (2 PM UK Time/6 PM Pakistan Time/9 AM EST)
In our third collaboration with IPS we continue discussions on the possibilites of doing decolonial research in the context of Islam in the Sub-continent. In this talk, we discuss Prof. SherAli Tareen’s wonderful book ‘Defending Muhammad in Modernity’. The talk reflects on Prof. Tareen’s book which describes how theo-philosophical traditions of Islamic thought in the 19th Century…
IPS/DD Collaborative Event Prof. Manan Ahmed Asif’s ‘Book of Conquest:The Chachnama and Muslim origins in South Asia’ in Discussion (25 March 6 PM Pakistan Time/8 AM EST/12 PM GST)
IPS/DD event on Discussion of Prof. Manan Ahmed Asif’s The Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia. Discussants include Prof. Sadia Mahmood ( Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad), Prof. Saeed Ahmed Rid (Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad), Asghar Soomro ( Journalist), and Jami Chandio ( Exec. Director for Peace and Civil Society). The Book of…
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