This conference brings together leading interdisciplinary scholars from across the
social sciences and humanities that engage pressing global issues such as human rights,
regional and non-state conflict, inequality, mass migration, climate change and global
health. Complex and interrelated global issues call for multilateral solutions that
are well beyond the capacity of any one nation-state. Understanding how these global-scale
issues impact people in different local contexts requires global scholars to analyze
the world as an interconnected set of processes that span the local-global continuum.
Global-scale issues also call for new integrated ways of thinking that move beyond
the conventional disciplines and away from conventional state-based notions of international
"Beyond the Global: Thinking the Planetary" by Dipesh Chakrabarty
This lecture will seek to develop a distinction between the globe and the planet in the context of the Anthropocene and discuss how such a distinction might impact on our understanding of the global work of capital.
Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History and South Asian Languages and Civilizations at University of Chicago. Professor Chakrabarty is internationally known for his research on working-class history for the Subaltern Studies Collective in which he was a founding member, and the book Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (2000), an important contribution to postcolonial theory and the study of modernity and globalization. His recent writings deal with the conditions of historiography and historical thought in the age of climate change.
Panel: What is Global Studies?
The panel will discuss a range of topics related to the contributions of Global Studies as an emerging interdisciplinary field, such as how to characterize global studies, global knowledge production, non-western epistemologies in the US academy, global scholarship in the disciplines, global interdisciplinary collaborations, and the pedagogical value of global studies in the curriculum.
UC, Santa Barbara
UC, Santa Barbara
Global Studies in the UC System
Globalizing Knowledge Production
UC, Los Angeles
Global Studies from the Global South
UC, Santa Cruz
Global Studies in the Time of Trump
UC, Los Angeles
Global Studies/Indigenous Studies
Friday, February 8, 2019
Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 1517
Eve Darian-Smith (Department Chair) and Michael McBride (Associate Dean, Graduate Studies)
|11:30am - 1:00pm||Faculty Panel
"What is Global Studies?"
|1:00 - 2:00pm||Lunch|
|2:00 - 3:30pm||Keynote Speaker
Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Business and Planning meeting with invited participants
|9:30 - 10:00am||UC Global Studies Consortium discussion led by Mark Juergensmeyer,
University of California, Santa Barbara
|10:00 - 11:000am||Open Discussion
future conferences, publications and collaborations
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Introducing the new Global Perspectives Journal (UC Press)
Editor-in-Chief, Helmut Anheier,
Max-Weber-Institute, Heidelberg University
|12:00 - 1:00pm||Lunch|
For further information regarding the conference, please contact:
579 Social Science Tower
Phone: (949) 824-0151