REDay Guest Speaker: Dr. Priya Lal
This talk examines the first universities built in 1960s Tanzania and Zambia shortly after decolonization, through the experiences of individual students and professors. These institutions functioned as important instruments of nation building, but they also exposed contradictions of this process. Tanzania’s and Zambia’s national universities were simultaneously meant to educate an intellectual elite and reinforce socialist equality, to meet lofty scholarly standards yet serve practical local needs, and to support radical critical inquiry but subordinate themselves to their governments. They mediated the realms of the domestic and foreign, society and the state, and theory and practice.
Wednesday, April 17 at 11:00am to 12:15pm