13 February 2024, 13:00-14:00 GMT
Speakers: Sahar ElAsad, Faculty of Education, and Dr Sharath Srinivasan, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge
Chair: Professor Pauline Rose, REAL Centre, University of Cambridge
About the seminar:
This seminar aims to foster an understanding of the ongoing conflict in Sudan, trace its historical roots, and address the contemporary challenges the nation is facing across all sectors, including education.
About the seminar series:
This joint REAL Centre/Centre for Lebanese Studies seminar series aims to tackle multiple and interrelated injustices in the Global South, which manifest in war and genocide, and their interconnection with environmental degradation and resource conflict. Education is a critical site for scrutinising and deconstructing systemic injustice. This seminar series pays particular attention to the way in which education is affected, both as potential cause, consequence and maintainer of injustices, as well as opportunities education offers for eradicating inequities.
The series examines the underlying historical and political processes that drive and perpetuate these injustices. Particular attention is paid to the ways in which states in the Global North cause, and exacerbate, such injustices, perpetuating the colonial legacy in diverse contexts of the Global South. This series explores how the unfolding genocide and long-term occupation of Palestine highlight the inadequacy of the global system in addressing these atrocities. It explores how the global system propped up the system of Apartheid in South Africa and how global support for human rights was key to bringing out an end to the system in 1994. Likewise, the intensifying turmoil in Sudan serves as a poignant illustration of the injustices perpetuated within an inequitable global system. Deploying an intersectional lens across diverse contexts, this seminar series animates discussion about key education challenges, including violence against girls and women, racism, colonialism, displacement, and advocates for ethical and committed scholarship.