Is the University Colonial?: Critical Conversations on Its Past, Present & Future

In this three-part series, the University of Connecticut's Office of Global Affairs and University of Nottingham’s Institute for Policy and Engagement will be hosting three online panel discussions, each with a focus on decolonizing education. Speakers will examine the role that universities have had in cultivating racism and (settler) colonialism, the present challenges they face in disbanding unequal and oppressive narratives, as well as the future opportunities to contribute meaningfully to an anti-racist and anti-colonial agenda.

Is the University Colonial?: Critical Conversations on Its Future

Monday, February 15, 2021
12:00 p.m. EST (UConn) / 5:00 p.m. GMT (Nottingham)

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This virtual event is free and open to the public.

This final session will consider the future with experts debating the role universities have played in cultivating inequalities and future opportunities to contribute meaningfully to an anti-racist and anti-colonial agenda. The panelists will each have 10 minutes to provide remarks, followed by 45 minute Q&A discussion. 

Join the conversation on twitter @UConnGlobal and @UoN_Institute use #decolonizingtheuniversity / #decolonisingtheuniversity.

In preparation for the discussion, we invite attendees to review the videos, articles, podcasts, books, and websites listed under the Resources tab.

Remarks by:

Profile - Michael Bradford

Michael Bradford
Vice Provost for Faculty, Staff, and Student Development
University of Connecticut

Twitter: @mlbradddd

Panelists:

 Stacy Johnson

Stacy Johnson, MBE
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
University of Nottingham

Twitter: @misssdjohnson

Session Chair

Profile - Hannah Robbins

Hannah Robbins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Popular Music, Faculty of Arts

University of Nottingham

Twitter: @drhannahrobbins

Saran Stewart, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs

Director of Global Education, Neag School of Education
University of Connecticut

Twitter: @Seven2333

Profile - Glenn Mitoma

Glenn Mitoma, Ph.D.
Director, Dodd Human Rights Impact
Assistant Professor of Human Rights Education
University of Connecticut

Twitter: @GlennMitoma

Kathryn Haley, Ph.D.
Second year graduate entry medicine student
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland,
University of Medicine and Health Sciences