In celebrating Black History Month in Ireland in October 2023, University College Dublin (UCD) College of Business, in association with UCD Center for Business in Society (CeBaS), UCD Earth Institute, and IPSERA, invites students, faculty, policymakers and those interested in racial and climate justice, to join this conversation on decolonizing curricula.
Date: Thursday, October 19th
Time: 1:30PM IST | 2:30PM CEST | 3:30PM EAT
The session will feature input from Dr Sadhvi Dar (Queen Mary University London) and one of the authors of ‘The Business School is Racist: Act Up!’ This will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Penelope Muzanenhamo and involving some of our current Smurfit students (Vignesh Asokh, MSc Supply Chain Mgmt), Angel Brummet (MSc Int’ Business) and Annylah Clarke (MSc Food Business), and CoB EDI VP Colm McLaughlin.
At the center of the conversation will be a number of important questions that include, but are not limited to:
- What is meant by decolonizing curricula?
- Is decolonizing curricula a Black and Brown people’s ‘thing’?
- Who benefits from decolonized curricula?
- Why are business school textbooks and other teaching resources mostly produced by White male scholars?
- How is Western patriarchy intertwined with the current state of knowledge at the center of our collective debates on decolonizing curricula?
- What does decolonizing curricula imply for racial equality, and climate justice?
- Beyond racial and climate justice, what would decolonized curricula offer in terms of tackling structural inequalities based on gender, sexuality and ableism among other demographic labels?
- What would decolonized curricula look like?
Please join us to understand issues of decolonizing curricula, tackle questions of racial and climate justice, and to hear from a panel of experts.