Panel Discussion: Decolonizing Minds: Frantz Fanon’s Enduring Influence

A recording of the panel discussion is available here.

On Friday, April 26th, University Libraries Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee hosted a panel discussion on  Decolonizing Minds: Frantz Fanon’s Enduring Influence at the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1. 

The panel included Adam Shatz,  US editor of The London Review of Books and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and other publications. Adam is also a visiting professor at Bard College, and the host of the podcast “Myself with Others,” produced by the pianist Richard Sears. Raised in Massachusetts, he studied history at Columbia University and has lived in New York City since 1990. He is the author of three books: Prophets Outcast: A Century of Dissident Jewish Writing about Zionism and Israel (Nation Books); Writers and Missionaries: Essays on the Radical Imagination (Verso); and The Rebel’s Clinic: the Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon (FSG).

Additional panelists included Dr. Zebulon Miletsky (Africana Studies/History) and Dr. Shimelis Gulema (Africana Studies), moderated by University Libraries Dean Karim Boughida. The conversation focused on Frantz Fanon’s revolutionary lives, Fanon’s impact on the Algerian War of Independence from France, Fanon’s role as part of the Algerian National Liberation Front, and The Rebel’s Clinic.

The panel was sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Intercultural Initiatives.

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