From trade to Yemen, imperialism is alive and well in Britain’s relations with the the world. Meanwhile, the mainstream narrative of ‘international development’ perpetuates the notion that the relationship between people in the UK and Global South is one of British charity.
Join speakers including Firoze Manji, Maya Goodfellow and Dan Carden MP for a debate and workshop. We will generate ideas for anti-imperialist foreign and international development policies and how to shape a new internationalism.
Firoze Manji is a Kenyan activist with more than 40 years’ experience in international development, health, human rights and political organizing. He is the Adjunct Professor at the Institute for African Studies, Carleton University in Canada, and Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies. He was a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford (2001-2015).
Natalie Sharples is the Head of Policy and Campaigns at Health Poverty Action where she leads the organisation’s campaigns to tackle the social, political and economic causes of poverty and poor health. Natalie has written extensively on the root causes of poor health, in particular the responsibility of institutions in the global North for creating poverty. She sits on the Global Steering Committee of the People’s Health Movement, the board of the Western Sahara Campaign UK and the Labour Party’s International Development Taskforce.
Dan Carden is the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Liverpool Walton since 2017