Since its inception in 1998, the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition has contributed to research and teaching excellence about globalizing processes and how these come to bear upon our lives, our communities, and the environment in which we live. Graduate students learn about these processes through the unique interdisciplinary MA in Globalization Studies, which provides students with the opportunity to think creatively about cultural, political, social and economic globalizing processes in the contemporary era, as well as through IGHC’s participation in the MSc in Global Health.
Institute members have achieved Canadian and international recognition in their respective areas of research, including conflict and security, environmental sustainability, labour and the economy, identity and religion, indigeneity, governance and citizenship, health and social policy, historical perspectives, and literature, media and popular culture. Currently, working groups are actively engaged in the following areas of research: Globalization and Time, Austerity, Asian Studies, and Transnationalism and HIV/AIDS. The Institute also has a tradition of hosting Fulbright Fellows and of bringing to campus internationally recognized scholars working on various aspects of globalizing processes.
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Sessional Faculty Positions Available September 1, 2014
Instructors needed to teach Globalization Studies 710*, Globalization: An Introduction. Visit the following links for more details.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Available September 1, 2014
Primary responsibilities for this position will
involve background research and the development of a curriculum and program of
study for a new interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in globalization with
some emphasis on international development, human rights and/or the
environment.Click here for more details.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2014
MRP Work-In-Progress Colloquium
May 26, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
A Talk by Shih-Jiunn Shi: "Changing Politics of Social Policy in China: Blame Avoidance and Credit Claiming in an Adaptive Authoritarian State"
April 2, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
A Talk by Douglas Tewksbury: "Digital Solidarity, Analog Mobilization: The Politics of Being-Together and the Social/Mobile Media Uses of the Quebec Student strike"
March 27, 2014
Time: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
A Talk by John Hobson: "Orientalization in Globalization: An Historical Sociology of the Promiscuous (Trans-Civilization) Architecture of Globalization"
March 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.