The goal of the Forum is to bring together the community of colleagues at York University committed to facilitating conversations about development more inclusive of the critical intellectual contributions from the Global South itself. Its origins lie with the University Consortium on the Global South, founded in 2004.

The Forum is organized by (alphabetical): Pablo Idahosa (African Studies/International Development Studies, Department of Social Science), Ilan Kapoor (Environmental and Urban Change or EUC), Stefan Kipfer (EUC), Abidin Kusno (EUC), Viviana Patrioni (International Development Studies, Department of Social Science) and Anna Zalik (EUC). It is housed at and receives organizational support from the York Centre for Asian Research.

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Event Archive

5 April 2022 | Reconceptualizing Bandung: Non-Alignment and Third Worldism Today with Su Lin Lewis (University of Bristol), Yao Graham (Third World Network-Africa), Houria Bouteldja (founding member of le Parti des Indigènes de la République), and Walden Bello (Co-Founder of Focus on the Global South; Binghamton University, unable to attend). Recording on YouTube:

26 November 2021 | Planning, Democracy, Socialism: Learning from Kerala with Greg Albo (York University), Ranu Basu (York University), Kanishka Goonewardena (University of Toronto), and Justin Podur (York University) 

26 February 2021 | Fanonian Futures: A Global South Forum on the Actuality of Frantz Fanon with Mireille Fanon-Mendès-France (Fondation Frantz Fanon), Jane Gordon (University of Connecticut), Gamal Abdel-Shehid (York University), and Ayyaz Mallick (York University)