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Global Café: Race and the International (A Conversation with Owen Brown)

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Student

Cost: Free

Contact: Linda Remaker  

Group: International Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement, Academic, Lectures & Meetings


Global Café is a great resource and opportunity for students to connect with graduate student mentors to acquire the tools and resources necessary for conducting independent research, applying for grants or fellowships, writing an honors thesis, applying to graduate school, and more. The Global Café Event Series features conversations with unique, diverse speakers each quarter during the academic year. The small, workshop-style talks are a perfect opportunity to connect with alumni, graduate students, and international scholars.

About the event

Over the past few years, activists and scholars in numerous locales across the world have increasingly raised their voices to call out the processes of racialization that structure their societies. In doing so, they have not only drawn attention to the ways in which ideas and practices of race travel the globe but have also built on a rich and international tradition of anti-racist and anti-colonial thought and political practice. In this talk, PhD candidate Owen Brown will discuss the globality of race and racialization, as well as how these ideas, practices, and processes structure not only individual domestic societies but also the international sphere as well.

About the speaker

Owen Brown is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, focusing on international relations and political theory. Owen’s research centres on the intersections between race, colonialism, and international politics. His dissertation, “Ordering Through Race/Racialising Through Order: Race and the Production of International Order,” examines how race and international order constitute each other across the three spheres of international law, political economy, and security. More broadly, his research interests include critical theory, post- and decolonial political thought, Black political thought, German colonialism, and interpretive methods.

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