Decolonization Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: 'Climate Change, Decolonization, and International Law'

March 23, 2021

The Academic Forum invites you to join their next guest lecture series.

Guest Speaker: Professor Carmen G. Gonzalez, Morris I. Leibman Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Date: Saturday March 27, 2021

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm East African Time

Register to attend via Zoom.

Revisiting Africa’s Stalled Decolonization – A Response

October 29, 2020

I would like to thank the commentators for their views on my piece ‘Sixty Years Later: Africa’s Stalled Decolonization’. The genesis of that article comes from a module I have been teaching at the University of St Andrews, entitled “Modern African Political Thought” which seeks to engage with all the great African and Africanist intellectuals. I have been struck by the hopes and aspirations of these thinkers but when compared to 21st century Africa, it seems that much of what they discussed and warned about has been ignored.

ISDS Reform and the Problems of Imagining Our Future

At the heart of African decolonization was radical political thinking about international non-domination, and the vision of an international legal, political and economic order that secured this anti-imperialism through global redistribution. This idea of the world, that involved radical reinterpretation of the principle of self-determination, united the political thinking of the tallest leaders of Africa – Azikiwe, Nkrumah, Nyerere, and others.