Keynotes and Plenaries

Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday @ 10:00-11:30am PDT [1:00-2:30pm EDT]

Abolition and Annihilation

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is our 2021 George F. Kneller Lecturer. She is University Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and teaches reading the world and democratic habit-formation at the university and at four Manojog Pathshalas in Birbhum, India. Her talk is titled Abolition and Annihilation.

Tuesday, April 27
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Power Dynamics, Philanthropy and Global Justice: Limits and Possibilities

Kavita N. Ramdas is Director of the Open Society Foundations’ Women’s Rights Program and was previously the President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women. She is a globally recognized advocate for gender equity and justice. She will speak on Power Dynamics, Philanthropy and Global Justice: Limits and Possibilities and will be joined by Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg.

Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg is the Director of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). She previously founded and was Executive Director of Akili Dada.

Monday, April 26
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Social Responsibility, Social Movements, and Corporate Power: Reflecting on Othering and Belonging

john a. powell is a professor and the Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. He will speak about Social Responsibility, Social Movements, and Corporate Power: Reflecting on Othering and Belonging.

Wednesday, April 28
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