Event series International Talks
The International Talks always take place during the semester. Always online. Always discussion format. Always socially relevant, international topics. The format includes an impulse with discussion, in which the participants can take part via chat. The talks get a special dynamic through the moderation of different experts. The International Talks are open to all students, colleagues and interested persons, especially including international students.
Decolonial thinking and Europe
Thursday, 14th of December, 2023, 6 pm
Colonisation continues to have a tremendous impact on large parts of the globe, and not only on previously colonised countries. Many of the current geopolitical, economic, and environmental challenges that the globe faces cannot be thought without taking decolonial thinking into consideration. In his Preface to Fanon’s book, The Wretched of the Earth, Jean-Paul Sartre argues that this book is not written for Europeans, yet he challenges Europeans to read it. It is between such particularism and universalism that this talk will engage with decolonial thinking in the context of the globe’s various geopolitical, environmental, and political challenges.
Johann-Albrecht Meylahn is currently a Professor of Theology at the EHS in Dresden and previously at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. The call for decolonial education and specifically decolonising the curricula of universities was part of both his teaching and research at the University of Pretoria. Before starting at the University of Pretoria, Johann worked for several years in the FBO sector with marginal inner-city communities.
- Johann Meylahn, Protestant University of Applied Sciences Dresden / University of Pretoria, South Africa
- Protestant University of Applied Sciences Freiburg, International Office
- Protestant University of Applied Sciences Dresden / University of Pretoria, South Africa
All Talks will be realized as videoconference.
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