Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou


Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou is a Glasgow-born, London raised, British-Nigerian political scientist. She is currently Director of the Politics and Governance Programme, at ODI, a leading Global Affairs Think Tank. She gained a PhD in politics and international relations from Oxford University in 2006 and has for over twenty years written and published extensively about politics and conflict in Africa about which she is a widely acknowledged expert. She is particularly interested in power of narratives to generate individual and group identities and to transform lives and political fortunes, particularly in the contexts of struggles for environmental and racial justice. 

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Closing Panel: A Global Arc Toward Belonging
Belonging without othering is a radical new proposition to create a shared future for all including our earth. Where might belonging without othering, as a new political, social, and spiritual frame, take us next on the bending of the arc and beyond? In March 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr famously proclaimed that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” What is our global trajectory of equality, peacebuilding, and human rights, and how does belonging add to that? How might we integrate and build new norms that advance belonging? As we face a warming planet and...