Emancipating the Shackled Mind: The Role of Critical Education

This talk is premised on the conviction that we need new ways of thinking about the old problems and new ways of acting to foster a socially just, non-violent, and ecologically healthy future. Building on the critical scholarly work emanating from the Global South, this presentation focuses on how we might emancipate the academic (and political) vocation in Malaysia (and Southeast Asia) from the shackles of hegemonic western intellectual traditions and methodologies.