Skip to main content
Workshops & seminars

Opportunities and Limits of Decolonizing Internationalization

Date & time
Thursday, February 17, 2022
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Registration is closed


Samia Chasi, Sharon Stein, Lindsay Morcom, Carlos Mometti, Ezgi Ozyonum (moderator)


This event is free


Ezgi Ozyonum



The event is organized by Public Scholar Ezgi Ozyonum and supported by Concordia International and Concordia's School of Graduate Studies

This international panel brings together faculty, practitioners, and graduate students from various backgrounds. Speakers will discuss the complexity of decolonized internationalization and the hierarchy of knowledge production in higher education.  

Post-secondary institutions face a central problem: there is increasing pressure on higher education institutions to adopt internationalization strategies. While universities are promoting internationalization, they are spreading colonial educational engagements to the globe. There is an increasing concern that significant components of international education, such as student and faculty mobility and global partnership, are disseminating Westernization or neocolonialism. This event brings together faculty, practitioners, and graduate students to explore how we might decolonize our international higher education institutions.

How can you participate? Attend the discussion in person (note, there is a maximum of 25 audience members permitted in the space) or online by registering for the Zoom webinar or watching live on our YouTube channel.

Have questions? Send them to

Organizer and Moderator

Ezgi Ozyonum is a public scholar and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Education. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Bilkent University and completed her master’s degree at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Ezgi has taught at the Department of Education, Concordia University, and has delivered workshops for Concordia’s Centre for Teaching and Learning and GradProSkills.  


Dr. Samia Chasi is a practitioner, scholar and facilitator in higher education internationalization with more than 20 years of experience in this field. She is currently the Manager: Strategic Initiatives, Partnership Development and Research at the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) and a Research Fellow at the University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa. 

Dr. Sharon Stein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia, and a Visiting Professor with the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at Nelson Mandela University. 

Dr. Lindsay Morcom earned her Master’s degree in Linguistics at First Nations University through the University of Regina in 2006.  She then completed her doctorate in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in 2010.  She is now an associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Language Revitalization and Decolonizing Education.

Carlos Mometti graduated in Physics from the Federal University of San Carlos (2016) and Università Degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (2014 - 2016). Master in Education from the Faculty of Education at USP. Doctoral candidate in Education (Physics Teaching modality) by the Faculty of Education and Institute of Physics, both at the University of São Paulo (USP) and Concordia University (Canada). 


Back to top

© Concordia University