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The Internationalist

A podcast series from The ACU that takes on the current debates in higher education

Our host, Natasha Lokhun, is joined by students, academics and practitioners from across the Commonwealth to address some of the biggest questions in higher education. 

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Series one focuses on who gets to learn, who gets to teach? Natasha Lokhun and guests explore how universities have responded to calls to decolonise higher education.

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Guests: Professor Adam Habib, incoming Director of SOAS, University of London, UK and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and Professor Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Stellenbosch and President of the Academy of Science of South Africa

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Guests: Meera Sabaratnam, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS, University of London, UK and Chair of the Decolonising SOAS Working Group, and Margaret Forster, Associate Head of School of Maori Knowledge – Te Pūtahi-a-Toi at Massey University, New Zealand

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Guests: Larissa Kennedy, President of the National Union of Students, UK and Candace Brunette-Debassige, Acting Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Initiatives) at Western University, Canada

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Guests: Professor Shaun Ewen, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) of the University of MelbourneAustralia and convenor of the ACU’s Peace and Reconciliation Network, and Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Committee

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Guests: Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and Dr Vagishwari, Professor in the Department of International Studies, Political Science and History at Christ University in India

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Guests: Kirsty Kaiser, Implementation Manager at the Research Fairness Initiative, which is based in South Africa, and Professor Imran Rahman, Dean of the School of Business at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

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This series was produced by Lindsay Riley. The executive producer is Richard Miron and it’s an Earshot Strategies production. With special thanks to Natasha Lokhun, Alex Wright and members of the Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Network.