18 November 2023

Polarization and the Age of Multi-Crises

Public Talk by Shandana Khan Mohmand, Selection Committee 2022-2024

Alserkal Arts Foundation

Starts 4:30 pm

Ends 6:00 pm

Venue Alserkal Arts Foundation

Warehouse 50/51


We are more polarized today than at any other time in living memory; the rhetoric of us and them has also multiplied. What role does polarization play in dealing with the multi-crises we face? And can depolarization help facilitate the solutions we seek, opening up to the question of how arts and culture can contribute. This public talk will create a conversation around these challenges to explore where our understanding of the tricky politics of depolarization stands at this difficult moment in our collective histories.

Date & Time: Saturday, 18 November 2023 | 4:30PM
: Warehouse 51, Alserkal Arts Foundation | Google Pin

Shandana Khan Mohmand is a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, where she leads its Governance research cluster and the IDS Pakistan Hub. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS); a Fellow at the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS); and is on the Editorial Board of the Modern South Asia Series of Oxford University Press (New York). Her research is interdisciplinary and comparative, focusing on inequality, inclusive politics, and the political economy of development. She has contributed to both policy and social science research using varied methodological strategies to investigate these issues in South Asia, the Western Balkans and Sub-Saharan Africa. Shandana is currently a member of the Alserkal Arts Foundation Selection Committee, 2022-2024.