“Discourses in the humanities on decolonizing knowledge – i.e. liberating research and education from colonial biases – have matured over the past years and many scholars undertake anti-colonial efforts. International conferences and networks are being established, and indigenous epistemologies and methods are being increasingly re-focused as subjects of study rather than objects,” Senior Landecker Fellow Vincent Kadiri believes.
“Yet the idea of de colonized science education and research seems to lag in terms of international presence and recognition,” he adds.
Therefore, on September 26, 2022, at 4pm EDT, Vincent is organizing an event at the Science Summit around the 77th United Nations General Assembly.
The event titled “Towards Decolonized Science: Global Policy Dialogue” will bring together scientists working on different aspects of decolonization from across the globe, sketching what a “global” decolonize paradigm in the sciences could look like.
In the first part, the panelists will give back-to-back short talks to introduce themselves and their work, illustrating the diversity of approaches and challenges scientific communities face around the world. In the second part, the panelists will engage each other and the audience in a moderated discussion.
With a better understanding of differences and similarities in approach and practice, various local initiatives can learn from one another during, identify crucial potential for collaboration and explore a common jumping-off point for future conversations around globally coordinated action.
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Vincent is one of thirty 2020-2021 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.