Conversations on Europe: Reckoning with the Past I: Decolonizing the Curriculum in Europe

Reckoning with the past in Europe often means reckoning with a legacy of colonialism. In the U.S. and Europe, student demands to remove statues celebrating Civil Wars generals or colonialists from the campus have been followed by a broader call to systematically decolonize the entire curriculum. But what does this mean? How have European universities responded? And what can European and American institutions learn from each other as we all continue to work to implement Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our classrooms and co-curricular programs?


  • Dr. Rowena Arshad, University of Edinburgh;
  • Dr. Mohammed Bamyed, University of Pittsburgh;
  • Dr. Louie Dean Valencia, Texas State University
  • Dr. Pawel Lewicki, Europa-Universit├Ąt Viadrina.

Moderator: Dr. Allyson Delnore, University of Pittsburgh.

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