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 order.
 

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Keynote Address

"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.

 

Sharad Chari
Sharad Chari
UC, Berkeley
Beyond Postcolonialism

Bishnupriya Ghosh
Bishnupriya Ghosh
UC, Santa Barbara
Global Media

Mark Juergensmeyer
Mark Juergensmeyer
UC, Santa Barbara
Global Studies in the UC System

Philip McCarty
Philip McCarty
UC, Irvine
Globalizing Knowledge Production

Eric Sheppard
Eric Sheppard
UC, Los Angeles
Global Studies from the Global South

Matthew Sparke
Matthew Sparke
UC, Santa Cruz
Global Studies in the Time of Trump

Shannon Speed
Shannon Speed
UC, Los Angeles
Global Studies/Indigenous Studies

Long Bui
Long Bui
UC, Irvine
Panel Moderator

 

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

 
 Friday, February 8, 2019
 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 1517
 

Time Description
11:00am Welcome
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
4:00pm Reception

 
 
 Saturday, February 9, 2019
Business and Planning meeting with invited participants

Time Description
9:00am Light Refreshments
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

 
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Jessica Cañas-Castañeda
Department Administrator
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Phone: (949) 824-0151
Email: jcanas@uci.edu

 

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