2011 Symposium

Re-Imagining the Ethical University and Citizenship Engagement in the 21st Century

On October 28th 2011, we invite you to join us in listening to a keynote lecture by Dr. Walter Mignolo in Education 2-115 from 11-12:15 on the U of A campus, entitled: Re-imagining the Ethical University and Citizenship Engagement in the 21st Century.

The lecture is free and open to the public!

To quote Max-Neef we pose the question, have “universities become an accomplice of a world we do not want”? In an era of international and neoliberal pressures which drive universities increasingly towards utility and profit, is there still space for an ethic which holds central social justice, equity and responsible citizenship?

 

 

Dr. Mignolo will be drawing on two papers that he is written regarding de-colonizing knowledge, citizenship and the university: