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Sala Paladin, Palazzo Moroni

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 6
Padova, 35100

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17 May 2022 @ 16:30 - 18:30

This meeting is part of a series of events from Dall’Oltremare al Sud Globale. L’Università di Padova dalla colonizzazione all’azione globale per lo sviluppo (From Overseas to the Global South. The University of Padua from colonization to global action for development). Organized by the University of Padua, the event is part of the 800th Anniversary Celebrations.

Launched in the early 1960s, and strengthened in the 1970s with the laws of 1971 and 1979, Italian public cooperation with countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia called into question the cooperative role of Italian universities with African, Latin American, and Middle Eastern universities. The laws welcoming a growing number of students brought forth a change in the academic approach to the design and research conducted, along with increasing collaborative relationships, and in the awarding of an honorary degree to Léopold Sedar Senghor in 1977.
Engineers, geographers, jurists, anthropologists, and political and linguistic scholars continue to enrich the heritage of the University by working on a scientific and cultural exchange that advances despite obstacles.

Speakers from the University of Padua include Elena Calandri – Professor of History of International Relations at the Department of Political, Legal and International Studies, and Pierpaolo Faggi from the Department of Historical, Geographical, and Antiquity Sciences and former Delegate for International Cooperation, Marco Mascia, Human rights Centre Antonio Papisca, Piergiorgio Sonato, Department of Industrial Enigineering.

Events from the Dall’Oltremare al Sud Globale. L’Università di Padova dalla colonizzazione all’azione globale per lo sviluppo series (90 min. each) take place in-person within University museum spaces and can be viewed online.  Using videos, images, and testimonies, the series uncovers how the University, and other scholars, have contributed to shaping the relationships and perspectives between Italy and the global regions of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania. Events discuss an array of ideas including those, from the Enlightenment to colonization; Imperialism to decolonization; and the transformation of North-South relations to today’s global interdependence. The series aims to illustrate how the scientific and humanities disciplines within universities and institutions have held not only powerful political tools and mirrors, but how they have elaborated the thoughts and cultural principles of their time. Far from being neutral, they have played a role in the construction, in darkness and light, of global humanity.

Registration is not required.

Th event is also broadcasted live on Youtube.