Democracy in Africa is proud and excited to be supporting a new series of debates and talks on Race, Decolonisation and the Commonwealth that are being organised by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and the International Development Department, University of Birmingham, in conjunction with the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The first Keynote Event that will launch the series will be held on 10 June 2021 at 4:00pm:
DECOLONISATION AND BLACK LIVES: THE CASE OF THE UK AND THE COMMONWEALTH
Moderator: Ms Keshini Navaratnam
(Foreign Affairs broadcaster And Longtime BBC World Presenter)
Speaker: Professor Richard Drayton
(Professor of Imperial And Global History, King’s College, London)
Discussant: Dr Reginald Cline-Cole (Senior Lecturer, Department Of African Studies And Anthropology, University Of Birmingham)
To register, click here.
The series of events will consider where the Commonwealth stands on the current debate on decolonisation and race? Is the Commonwealth today a modern, multiracial organisation with important soft power networks and much to contribute to the global future? Or an organisation inescapably defined by the symbols and legacies of its imperial past?