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Global Perspectives audio recordings

Our Global Perspectives series invites thinkers from around the world to join Fellows of the British Academy for in-depth discussions on topics including feminism, climate change and colonialism.

Decolonial feminism

Françoise Vergès and Professor Tamar Garb FBA discuss the history of counter revolution against women’s liberation from the 1970s to the 2000s and the forms it concretely took (femonationalism, femi-imperialism in the name of women’s rights) and current forms of decolonial feminism.

The challenge of climate justice

Former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson is a towering figure in the international fight against climate change. Speaking as both a human rights advocate and as a grandparent, she joined Professor Albert Weale FBA to discuss our collective responsibility to campaign for climate justice, and the grassroots campaigners driving and delivering change at the highest level.