E-IR Black History Month Interviews

28 October 2019 — To celebrate Black History Month e-IR.info asked several scholars about race and IR: Do you think the discipline of IR has made important strides to equally incorporate the research, ideas and histories of People of Colour, both conceptually and institutionally? What could be done better? Below is the interview edited by…

On Babies and Bathwater – full TEXT

On December 7th 2017 I gave a Sussex Development Lecture in which I offer a conversation between personal experiences, reflections and decolonial scholarship to reflect on the fundamental, practical, institutional and epistemological implications of recognising the coloniality in the international development project. When we seek to part with the coloniality but not with the desire…

[Video] On Babies and Bathwater: Decolonising Development Studies

In this Sussex Development Lecture (7 December 2017), I offer a conversation between personal experiences, reflections and decolonial scholarship to reflect on the fundamental, practical, institutional and epistemological implications of recognising the coloniality in the international development project. When we seek to part with the coloniality but not with the desire and imperative of global…

Letter from my student. Why #DecolonisingEducation matters.

This is a letter I received from one of my graduating undergrad students in International Development Studies this July 21, 2017 at the University of Portsmouth. However deeply flattering (as well as resonating so much with my own journey) these words are to me personally, this ain’t no bragging exercise. I share my student’s words…

(VIDEO) On Ethical Retreat and Humanitarian Crisis

speech and debate at the “Humanitarian Changes, Humanitarian Challenges and the Protection of Civilians”seminar organised by NUPI, Oslo on April 27th, 2016 with Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Senior researcher at PRIO and the Director of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies; Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and a Research Professor at…

‘Noiraud’ Didier Reynder: unfit for office

position text published in Flemish news paper De Standaard on 21/3/2015 protesting Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynder (MR) going around Brussels black-faced to raise money for ‘children in need’. You can sign the petition online @ https://www.change.org/p/belgian-minister-of-foreign-affairs-didier-reynders-step-down ENG//’Noiraud’ Didier Reynders: Unfit for office On Saturday March 14th, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, paraded through…

Afscheid van Integratie [Speech/TEXT] – Open Forum Dag

Keynote Speech tijdens de Open Forum Dag van het Minderheden Forum – 29 maart 2014, Vlaams Parlmenent, Brussel. Proloog Laat me beginnen met het volgende: ik ben heel blij dat ik het woord tot jullie mag richten vandaag, en dit op de hoogdag van het Minderhedenforum. Het is al even geleden dat ik in het…

Geloof in Antwerpen – debat

Fragment uit panelgesprek “Geloof in Mij” met Patrick Loobuyck, Mohamed Chatouani, Hendrik Hoet, gemodereerd door Joel de Ceulaer in Atlas, Antwerpen in op 13 juni 2013 over geloof in Antwerpen.