Take a tour of some of the world’s hottest issues! For more than a decade, Truman State University’s Global Issues Colloquium has been helping the Truman community understand many of the most challenging questions, conflicted responses and hopeful developments facing various governments and societies.
Spring 2020 Global Issues Colloquium
Thursday, February 20 – BH 102, 7pm
Dr. Ather Zia
Department of Anthropology and Gender Studies Program
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
The Indian government says that the removal of Kashmir’s autonomy is for development, but it should be seen as embedded in a structure of neocolonialism based on fundamentalist Hindu ethnonationalism or Hindutva and fueled by neoliberalism. Kashmiris fear their loss of territorial sovereignty will pave way for settler colonialism, dispossession of indigenous people and rampant exploitation of resources resulting in neocolonial maldevelopment. In a broader neocolonial context, the erasure of Kashmir’s autonomy is also the fruition of the ideology Hindu indigeneity in which Muslims living in India, are cast as invaders and foreigners.; and Kashmiri Muslims are doubly marked as the Other: first as Muslims and second, as Kashmiris who are committed to an irrepressible struggle for the UN-mandated plebiscite and a democratic sovereignty.
Thursday, March 19 –
Thursday, April 2 – Geoff Childs (Wash U) Tibetan groups in Nepal
Thursday, April 23 – Earth Week/ co-sponsor with ENVS?
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