Champaign, IL.–On March 31 and April 1, the Center for Global Studies and the other six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Area Studies Centers will welcome students and scholars to campus for a two day conference examining a myriad of topics related to globalization and global governance.
As the world has grown increasingly interdependent, populations have been forced into a closer web of relationships that require cooperation on a scale unprecedented in the history of humanity. Structures of governance around the globe are being called into question and the paradoxical relationship between increasing interdependence and the need for cooperation on one hand, and the rising sentiments of isolationism and xenophobia on the other, are being studied, analyzed and debated. This symposium is focused on bringing together leading scholars to explore the pressing topic of Governing Globalization and enrich students interested in scholarship and careers in fields related to international cooperation and global governance.
The Conference will begin the afternoon of Friday, March 31, at the Knight Auditorium of the Spurlock Museum. Four outstanding undergraduate students will present their research on a variety of global studies topics at 3 pm followed by the Conference Keynote Lecture, “Governing the Global Society: Challenges to Open Societies” by University of Illinois Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Ed Kolodziej.
On Saturday, April 1, there are a series of panel-discussions scheduled to take place at the Illini Union:
9:15-10:15 am – Panel 1: Governing the Global Society and Economy: Order, Welfare, and Legitimacy – Room 210
10:30-11:45 am – Panel 2: Challenges to the Global Society: Armed Conflict, Terrorism, and Nuclear Proliferation – Room 210
11:45 am-12:45 pm – Lunch (Refreshments and Undergraduate Poster Presentations) – Room 104
12:45-1:45 pm – Panel 3: Challenges to the Global Society: Energy, Environment, and Resources – Room 210
2:00-3:00 pm – Panel 4: Media, Information Technology and Social Change – Room 210
3:15-4:30 pm – Panel 5: Historical Perspectives on Articulation between the Local and the Global – Room 210
A multidisciplinary collection of University of Illinois faculty members and visiting scholars from other institutions in the United States and abroad will participate in the panel-discussions.
The 2017 Joint Area Studies Conference is free to attend, and open to all campus and community members. Click here to register online.
For more information, please contact:
Center for Global Studies
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign