Panel 3: Reconceptualizing Agency
Agency, often considered from a Western paternalistic perspective, warrants reconsideration in light of Asia-Africa relations. The panel invites participants to examine this concept through the unique socio-cultural, economic, and political contexts of Asian and African societies. This panel aims to uncover how agency, as experienced and expressed in these diverse societies, shapes. It also hopes to go beyond the agency, exploring ways in which we can reconceptualize Africa and Asia's contribution to international society.