Internationalism and Liberation Struggles in the Global South

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Internationalism & Liberation
Fall 2022
Taught By: Jaskiran Dhillon
Section: A

CRN: 11288

Credits: 3

This course examines the politics of internationalism as it relates to contemporary formations of revolutionary movement building and decolonization across a range of social and political issues. More specifically, the course asks students to undertake an intensive investigation of anticolonial struggles that are located outside of the territorial boundaries of the United States in order to think through the complicated terrain of political organizing and social transformation in this historical moment. How do we engage in decolonial movements centered on justice and freedom here in the United States without understanding how these struggles fit within a larger arc of anti-imperialist resistance across the globe (here is also there and there is also here)? What can we learn from liberation struggles in other parts of the world that help us understand the ways that our stories and political imaginaries are co-constituted, the way our histories and futures are deeply linked? Students will begin the semester by examining readings that center the concept of internationalism, and then move to critical reading and discussion about the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, the Zapatista movement, and the Palestinian struggle for freedom. This course will include visits from guest speakers, and be connected to a radical bookstore in West Philadelphia (Making Worlds) which is hosting a series of community-based political education workshops on this topic.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:58am EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 501
Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022