FSI's REDI Task Force warmly invites you to the first event in "Critical Conversations: Race in Global Affairs" series.
"International Research and Racism" will feature an open dialogue with Dr. Christian Davenport based on two short articles:
- G. Bhambra et al, “Why is Mainstream International Relations Blind to Racism?”
Bhambra et. al's article offers perspectives from 9 different scholars on racial inequity in the field of international relations. Each scholar offers a short argument on how IR has fallen short, and how to bring the margin to the center, considering topics like: Africa, feminism, policing and colonialism.
- C. Davenport, “Researching While Black: Why Conflict Research Needs More African Americans (Maybe)."
Davenport interrogates how his Black American identity has shaped his research experiences in Rwanda, Ireland, and the U.S. Davenport asks the reader to imagine how the discipline can attend to the inevitable bias that arises in and beyond the academy.
Please register in advance here: https://stanford.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcumpqDksHtTZFndLWMnSN5YUUKRcJxyv