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The Global Thinkers Series, Oxford

The Global Thinkers Project, Oxford was launched in 2017 with the aim of reviving silenced voices in the discipline of International Relations (IR). It explores the internationalist thought of individuals who have made significant contributions in international affairs but have been excluded from the discipline due to biases of language, region, and gender. By encouraging IR to 'rethink its thinkers', our project responds to a call for a more inclusive, diverse, and ‘Global IR’, making Oxford a hub for research and public engagement in this area. In 2019, the project won a grant from the Oxford University Press John Fell Fund to expand its reach and impact.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Tagore: The Distinctiveness of the Global - Prof PK Datta Prof PK Datta from Jawaharlal Nehru University speaks on Rabindranath Tagore. PK Datta 21 May 2020
2 Amílcar Cabral and the International - Race, Colonialism, Liberation: Prof Branwen Guffydd Jones Professor Branwen Guffydd Jones, expert on African anticolonialism in International Relations from Cardiff University, discusses the life and internationalist thought of one of Africa’s foremost anti-colonial activists, Amílcar Cabral (1924-1973). Branwen Guffydd Jones 25 Apr 2020
3 The IR thought of Susan Strange: Prof Cornelia Navari Cornelia Navari, of the University of Buckingham, gives an expert talk on Prof Susan Strange. Cornelia Navari 21 Apr 2020
4 Dr Merze Tate on International Relations: Prof Cecelia Lynch Prof Cecelia Lynch, of the University of California, Irvine, discusses the academic career of US foreign policy and disarmament expert Dr Merze Tate. Cecelia Lynch, Louise Richardson 21 Apr 2020
5 Life and thought of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit: Prof Manu Bhagavan Professor Manu Bhagavan, of Hunter College and CUNY, speaks on the life and work of Indian diplomat and politician Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. Manu Bhagavan 21 Apr 2020
6 Gilberto Freyre - International Intellectual, Ancestor of Southern Theory: Professor Peter Burke and Dr Maria Lúcia Garcia Pallares-Burke Prof Peter Burke and Dr Maria Lúcia Garcia Pallares-Burke of the University of Cambridge speak on Gilberto Freyre. Peter Burke, Maria Lúcia Garcia Pallares-Burke 21 Apr 2020
7 International Thought of Joaquim Nabuco: Prof Leslie Bethell Professor Leslie Bethell of the University of Oxford traces the life and internationalist thought of Joaquim Nabuco. Leslie Bethell 21 Apr 2020
8 Jawaharlal Nehru on International Relations: Prof Judith Brown Professor Judith Brown discusses the international thought of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Judith Brown 21 Apr 2020
9 The International Thought of Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Dr Faisal Devji Dr Faisal Devji from the University of Oxford speaks on the international thought of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Faisal Devji 21 Apr 2020