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Last week, Memorial University’s Political Science department virtually hosted speakers Dr. Leah Sarson (Dalhousie University) and Dr. Maika Sondarjee (University of Ottawa) to discuss their research on the field of International Relations (IR).
The seminar, which took place on Friday, October 23rd, consisted of presentations from both speakers and a question period. It was directed by MUN’s Dr. Sarah Martin, and organized by MUN’s Dr. Isabelle Côté.
Dr. Sarson spoke first on her work regarding Indigenous global politics related to the extraction sector of the economy. She talked about the inherently colonialist power and structure of the state, and outlined how Indigenous peoples challenge that power, with examples from the extraction sector, to include themselves.