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 Past
Monday, October 19, 2020
12:00 p.m. EDT (UConn) / 5:00 p.m. BST (Nottingham)
This virtual event is free and open to the public
This first session considered the past with experts debating the historic role of a university in cultivating inequalities. A recording of the panel discussion and post event Q&A can be viewed below. Various related videos, articles, podcasts, books, and websites are listed under the Resources tab.
Franklin Tuitt, Ed.D.
Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer
University of Connecticut
Sarah Sharples, Ph.D.
Pro-Vice Chancellor for Equality, Diversity
University of Nottingham