Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Decolonizing the Discourse in International Relations

Date : December 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Dr. Eric Ringmar, Professor, Ibn Haldun University Istanbul, Turkey, Raymond O'Baidoo, Research Analysist on Decolonization, Dr. Aisha Ahmad, Research Student on Interdisciplinary Investigation of Law in the Global South, Oxford University

Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) organised a webinar on “Decolonising the Discourse in International Relations”. Usama Zamani started the discussion by saying that for many decades now the decolonised world has been decolonised in form nevertheless it still remains to be colonised in substance. To this end, it is important to discuss prospects of decolonisation of narratives. International relations as a discipline also remain dominated by discourse shaped primarily by western experience and intellectual ideas.