How do we do Internationalism?
Black-E Theatre
5:30PM – 7PM

We live at the intersection of multiple, life-threatening global crises, from climate breakdown to settler colonialism. To resist, we need radical, internationalist solidarity. This session will explore the radical history of left internationalism as a means of disrupting imperialism and capitalism, and of building coalitions across class, race and geopolitical divides. Through grappling with questions such as the limitations of the nation state, internationalism outside of the British Empire and expansive, humanist solidarity, this discussion aims to crystallise the liberatory possibilities of an internationalist political strategy.


Previously the head of international climate at major environmental NGO Friends of the Earth, Asad is now the executive director of War on Want, a movement committed to ending poverty and inequality.

Elif Sarican is a writer, translator and an activist of the Kurdish Women’s Movement. She is a social anthropologist and worked with the late Professor David Graeber at the London School of Economics during her Postgraduate degree. She has guest lectured at a number of universities across Europe and North America on topics of feminism, radical politics and global history. Elif is Community and Partnerships Lead for the Left Book Club.

Amrit Wilson is a writer and activist on issues of race and gender in Britain and South Asian politics.

Mohammed Elnaiem is an activist with experience in the Black Lives Matter Movement, supporting the Kurdish cause and fighting for civil democracy in Sudan. He was a participant in the Sudanese revolution and was a columnist for Jstor Daily, where his column Black Radicals, ran for two years and exposed thousands of readers to the Black Radical tradition. He is currently in the process of founding a new organisation: The Decolonial Centre, which will work towards spreading awareness on how colonialism has shaped history and continues to shape current affairs. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Cambridge, investigating the relationship between Colonialism, Capitalism & Patriarchy.

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