PODCAST: Understanding Decolonization, and China’s Response to Coronavirus

By Guest Author|April 14, 2020|In the Media|0 comments

Decolonising SOAS Working Group Chair, Meera Sabaratnam, took part in Chatham House’s podcast, Undercurrents. Meera was interviewed alongside Tristram Hunt about decolonisation, the role of civic institutions in re-thinking the legacies of the British Empire and how to break down colonial power structures. You can listen to the podcast here

VIDEO: What is racism, and how do we over come it?

By Maya Goodfellow|October 15, 2019|In the Media|0 comments

On Monday, 14 October 2019, Decolonising SOAS hosted a panel event entitled ‘What is racism, and how do we over come it?’. Below is the video of the event, as well as the event description and list of speakers. Over the past few years, racism – and how we should understand it – has increasingly been debated in the public domain. Some conversation has been focussed on what actually constitutes racism,

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The Sunday Times: If we want a ‘global Britain’, we need to decolonise the curriculum

By Meera Sabaratnam|February 17, 2019|In the Media|0 comments

17th February 2019 By Meera Sabaratnam, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and chair of the Decolonising Soas working group “Decolonising education has been presented as the narcissistic demand of an anti-intellectual snowflake generation. Nothing could be further from the truth. I was quite young when I first read Jane Eyre. I chose it because I had read Roald Dahl’s Matilda, and she had read Emily Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Being a girl

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