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Session Overview
Virtual Visit - Transnational Institute (TNI): What Role Can Activist Scholars Play in Movements for Systemic Change?
Wednesday, 07/July/2021:
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Session Abstract

For nearly 50 years, the Transnational Institute (TNI) has served to bridge academia and social movements. This session will bring together staff and associates to reflect on this history, its lessons and experiences. What is scholar-activism? Why do we need scholar activists? What kinds of research can play a strategic role in supporting social movements? What are the challenges for social movements in working with academics?


Fiona Dove - Executive Director of Transnational Institute (TNI)

Daniel Chavez - ISS alumni, coordinator of TNI’s New Politics Lab, co-editor of Public Water and Covid-19: Dark Clouds and Silver Linings (MSP/CLACSO/TNI, 2021)

Satoko Kishimoto - Programme coordinator of TNI’s Public Alternatives, co-author The future is public (2020), Reclaiming Public Services (2017), Our Public Water Future (2015)

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