On behalf of the CBIE International Relations Professional Learning Community in Canada, we are pleased to invite you to a conversation to critically examine our own practice and approach to international partnerships through a decolonial lens.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has sparked social movements and highlighted the need for equity and inclusion all around the world. These factors are particularly important in higher education institutions and internationalization where diverse perspectives are critical in educating global citizens.
International Relations Offices play a key role in shaping and influencing their institutions’ global engagement and the development of international partnerships. But how are we constructing these collaborations? Are they actually mutually beneficial?
Using a decolonial lens, this conversation will explore imbalances inherent in North-South partnerships and challenge us as IR practitioners to be agents of change when engaging in international partnerships.
Join us as we begin to explore the complexity of decolonization in international education and the importance of co-creating equitable partnerships.
- To understand how power, privilege and inequities can play a part in international partnerships through an open and honest conversation.
- To discuss how coloniality plays a role in higher education North-South partnerships, and the impact of using a decolonial lens when establishing and maintaining these partnerships.
- To understand how International Relations practitioners can facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships.