Race, Racism and International Relations

On Wednesday, 23 November 2020, the Graduate Program in International Affairs hosted a panel discussion on “Race, Racism and International Relations.” Sean Jacobs, Associate Professor of International Affairs, hosted the panel. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Chair and Professor of International Affairs, welcomed panelists and the audience.

The panelists were:

Oumar Ba is assistant professor of political science at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and the author of ‘States of Justice: The Politics of the International Criminal Court’ (published by Cambridge published earlier this year).

Ami V. Shah is Associate Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington State in the US. Her current research focuses on representations of the developing world in the humanitarian industry and decolonial approaches to international studies and pedagogy.

Arlene B. Tickner is a professor of International Relations in the Faculty of International, Political and Urban Studies at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the coeditor, with Karen Smith, of a new textbook, “International Relations from the Global South: Worlds of Difference” published by Routledge this year.

Kelebogile Zvobgo is a pre-doctoral fellow and incoming Assistant Professor of Government at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is also Founder and Director of the International Justice Lab at William & Mary.

The panel was cohosted by GPIA Faculty, Sean Jacobs and Sakiko Fukuda-Parr.

You can access the video here.