Is the university colonial? Critical conversations on its present

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An online panel to discuss the present challenges that formal education faces in contributing to the anti-racist agenda

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In a three-part series, "Is the University colonial?: Critical Conversations on its past, present and future", the University of Nottingham’s Institute for Policy and Engagement and the University of Connecticut's Office of Global Affairs will be hosting three online panel discussions, each with a focus on decolonising 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.

This second session will consider the present with experts debating the current challenges faced by universities when attempting to disband unequal and oppressive narratives.


H. Kenny Nienhusser, Ed.D., Higher Education and Student Affairs, Faculty Director, University of Connecticut

Dana Francisco Miranda, Ph.D., Affiliate Research Scholar, University of Connecticut

Mark Overmyer Velazquez, Ph.D., Professor of History and Latin Studies, Department of History and El Instituto Campus Director, UConn Hartford, University of Connecticut

Gina Higginbottom, Ph.D., MBE, Emeritus Professor Ethnicity & Health, University of Nottingham

Onyeka Nubia Ph.D. Historian, Author and Presenter, University of Nottingham

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30 November 2020

17:00 GMT(12:00 Noon EDT)

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