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Globalization, Race, and the New Nationalism
Seventeenth Annual Global Studies Association of North America Conference
June 6 - 8, 2018

Sponsored by Howard University, Washington, DC

As W.E.B. DuBois noted, racism is the "Achilles heel" of American democracy. White nationalist and white supremacy ideologies and movements are old problems, but globalization is the current economic, political, and social context through which they are unfolding. This important conference will investigate the subjects of race and the new nationalism that are currently roiling our nation and the world.

For more information about Howard University, contact Rubin Patterson at rubin.patterson@howard.edu.

To submit a 100-word panel abstract, send it in the body of an email by March 15, 2018 to Jerry Harris at gharris234@comcast.net.


Global Studies Association UK Conference
University of Northampton, UK
May 31 - June 1, 2018

Please send a brief bio of no more than 100 words and abstracts of no more than 300 words to GlobalStudiesAssociationUK@gmail.com by February 23, 2018. Abstracts should speak to one of the following themes:

THEME 1: Globalization and Borders: Thinking about Global Borders

THEME 2: Globalization, Consumer Society and Development

THEME 3: Human Rights in a Globalizing – and De-globalizing – World

THEME 4: Globalization and Ideology

THEME 5: Global Studies and the Challenge of the Anthropocene

THEME 6: Cosmopolitanism and the Challenges of Globalization

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Summer Workshop
Contemplative Environmental Practice Retreat for Educators and Activists
Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, New Mexico
July 24-30, 2018

This summer, deepen your commitment to environmental education and action. Contemplative
Environmental Practice is a week-long workshop for educators and activists that explores how reflective
practices—such as meditation, yoga, journal writing, art, and nature walks—can enhance our teaching and
advocacy efforts.

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Modernity between the Damaged Life and Sane Society: Social Theory in the Age of Urgency
17th Annual Conference of the International Social Theory Consortium
Chicago, Illinois
May 17-19, 2018

This conference is dedicated to illuminating the larger nexus of issues surrounding the condition of modernity (and especially persistent challenges relating to the study and the theory of modern societies) within the spectrum and the field of tensions between utopia and dystopia, with a special emphasis on circumstances in the United States. Theodor W. Adorno’s perspective on the “damaged life” will serve as a perspective on critical theory that stressed the importance of “deflation” (as one end of the spectrum), while Erich Fromm’s concept of the “sane society” will function as what remains the foremost effort to delineate, in “inflationary” fashion, a society in which the lives of individuals will not be fraught by the structural pathologies that have characterized modern societies to date (as the other end of the spectrum). Adorno and Fromm are especially well-suited as a frame since their versions of critical theory would have been inconceivable independently of their “American experience,” respectively.

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Visit CUBA with the Center for Global Justice
June 17-30, 2018

Enjoy two stimulating weeks in a country committed to building Socialism. Learn about Cuba’s public goods such as free health care and education provided by the state, its collective production and services in agricultural and urban cooperatives, its form of democratic governance, its private businesses, its community projects and more. Experience Cuba’s vibrant culture and people. Dialogue with leading thinkers about Cuba’s reforms as it reinvents its socialism for the 21st century. A unique, in-depth look at a changing society.

Talk with Cuban thinkers. Discussion will focus on The Future of Socialism, both in Cuba and worldwide. You are invited to present a paper (optional) on such topics as:

  • US & capitalist countries: collapse of liberal democracy; decline of neoliberal ideology; crisis of legitimacy; resurgence of the idea of socialism; rise of the Right; fascism?; globalized state; overcoming capitalist hegemony; systemic crisis and the interregnum
  • Rethinking socialism in 21st century; critique of 20th century socialism; civil society; party; commons;
  • Cuba’s renovation of socialism: implementation of the Guidelines; direction of development; conceptualization of socialism; planning and market; petty bourgeoisie and wage labor; socialist hegemony in a mixed economy; political system; rejuvenation of civil society; cooperatives;
  • Latin America: Has the Pink Tide run its course?
  • Looking back at our revolutionary heritage: How does 1917 look a century later? 1848 170 years later? 1949 69 years later? 1959 59 years later? The socialist project 200 years after Marx’s birth?

Join our delegation of activists, scholars, and cooperativistas as we explore this exciting society in motion. While many people are now able to visit Cuba more freely, few groups are able to offer such an in-depth experience focused on Cuba’s efforts to build socialism. Drawing on our 25 years of experience with educational trips to Cuba, we have unique access that goes beyond the usual tourist attractions.

It is estimated that the basic 14-day trip will cost $2,000 to $2,500 plus airfare, including shared hotel room, breakfasts, lunches, translation, guide, and the program of activities. With regular commercial air service now open from many U.S. cities, it is possible to fly directly to Havana. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2018. Apply now as space is limited.
For an application form and further information email cuba@globaljusticecenter.org.


Alter-Globalizations: Another World is (Still) Possible
Second Annual Society of Global Scholars Conference

University of California, Santa Barbara
March 2 - 3, 2018

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
- Arundhati Roy

Dominant narratives in today’s global sociopolitical landscape reinforce a dichotomy between globalization and anti-globalization. This dichotomy ignores not only the connections between these two poles as they have emerged in the Global North but also the plethora of alternatives formulated by communities and movements at the margins. Alter-globalizations foreground myriad imaginaries from below, presenting a host of possibilities for another world:

  • The revolutionary aspirations and coalitions visible at Standing Rock and in #BlackLivesMatter
  • Alternative forms of community such as Rojava and the Zapatistas
  • Robust transnational movements such as La Via Campesina and Movimiento de los Trabajadores Rurales Sin Tierra
  • Solidarity networks such as the World March of Women and Slum Dwellers International

These and many other less visible alter-globalization actors have remained defiant and resilient in an era of uncertainty, and attention to these dynamic alternatives is more important now than ever. This graduate student-organized conference hopes to serve as a forum for the sharing, discussion, and actuation of these possibilities. We welcome papers from all scholars--especially graduate students--on a wide range of perspectives, topics, and themes within alter-globalizations, including but not limited to:

  • Food, water and land sovereignty struggles in defense of Mother Earth
  • Buen Vivir and indigenous political ecologies
  • Radical democracy and horizontalism
  • Mobilizations for gender, sexual, and intersectional feminist justice
  • Battles against racism, borders, and other modes of exclusion
  • Struggles against the legacies and continuities of colonialism and imperialism

If you are interested in presenting at our conference, please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with your name, email, affiliation, and CV by November 30, 2017. Send all abstracts and any questions to sgsresearchhub@gmail.com.


Third Annual Global Crises & Global Change Undergraduate Conference
Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah
April 4 - 6, 2018

In recent years the extent and impact of multiple crises across various fields has increased significantly, affecting a growing number of people as well as the physical world we depend on. Experiencing or witnessing these crises on different levels, global and local communities are desperately seeking to find effective coping mechanisms, devise long-term solutions and develop viable alternatives. However, it appears that current approaches to these various and complex crises are often limited to a strictly defined academic discipline and have not provided sufficient answers and strategies to tackle the expansion of human suffering, destruction of nature, and systemic injustices. Thus, instead of looking at contemporary crises separately or from a single disciplinary perspective, there must be a shift towards interdisciplinary analysis that unveils the common roots of multiple, converging, intersecting and co-evolving crises, among which we find the following.

  • ecological crises entailing climate change, resource depletion, the energy crisis, biodiversity loss, accessibility to food and water, the breaching of planetary boundaries and other crises of the Anthropocene.
  • economic crises of wealth distribution and inequality, financial instability, land/water grabs, and other forms of capitalist expansion.
  • social crises concerning mass displacement and migration/refugees, the disruption of the socio-cultural reproduction of marginalized communities, different expressions of systemic violence, health crises and spread of diseases, reproductive and sexual injustices, among others.
  • political crises such as deepening sociopolitical polarization; increased police violence coupled with expanded prison and deportation systems; resurgent racisms, ethnocentrisms, anti-immigrantism and xenophobia; militarization, securitization and surveillance; the reemergence of reactionary populisms; the entrenchment of (neo)colonial and (neo)imperial power structures; and continually multiplying forms of political violence, including state and non-state terrorism.

Our approaches to these convergent crises should transcend academic boundaries, addressing them from a critical and holistic collection of cross-cultural and intersectional perspectives. In addition to identifying the effects of various crises, the ability to critically analyze hegemonic systems and power relations, how they result in different forms of injustices, and how they exacerbate global and local crises, provides valuable insight on the root causes and converging nature of contemporary crises— as well as potential responses, resistance strategies, and alternatives. These hegemonic systems include, but are not limited to anthropocentrism, capitalism, the nation-state system and state-centrism, patriarchy, racism, imperialism, modernity/coloniality, ableism, speciesism, ageism, and cisheteronormativity.

This conference provides undergraduate students with a platform to present and discuss their work on these issues, their root causes, their intersections, their evolution, the range of resistances and responses juxtaposing these crises, and the solutions and alternatives developed to overcome them. We enthusiastically welcome papers and projects exploring transformational and systemic alternatives committed to social, environmental and global justice, as well as to diversity and subaltern struggles. Therefore, with the purpose of creating a broad variety of cross-disciplinary articulations, submissions from all academic fields are welcomed (e.g., global studies, international relations, political science, history, justice studies, political ecology, environmental studies, indigenous/American-Indian studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, development studies, public health, critical geography, literature, humanities, etc.). In addition to research papers, we also consider non-traditional projects such as films, creative writing, art, craftworks, music and other forms of expressions so long as they are grounded in academic research.

Guidelines for Paper/Project Submissions: Submit a 200-300 words abstract or short description of your proposed paper or project via email at gcgcundergrad@gmail.com. The submission deadline is February 9.

For more information visit https://www.gcgcundergrad.org/new-page-1/.


Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies
Peer-reviewed scholarly journal seeking papers for publication
Deadline: February 2018

African Global Experiences

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line, peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship, and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition that aims to explore the full scope of the African world. We are especially seeking to broaden our scope of diasporic African content. To this end, we are seeking submissions from all disciplinary fields of academic inquiry, including the arts, humanities and social sciences, interdisciplinary studies, STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), as well as Africology (i.e., African Diaspora Studies, African Studies, Africana Studies, African American Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black Studies, Pan African Studies, etc.). The non-exhaustive relevant topics sought for this special edition include the main topic as well as the following subtopics.

  • Reports on international study experiences
  • The process of merging African American Studies and African Studies
  • Historically Black College and University (HBCU) international partnerships
  • Partnerships with institutions of higher learning and/or community agencies in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Asia, or the Pacific that serve African peoples

General Information:

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (A:JPAS) seeks work that: present original research methods/theory, add to a body of research, announce research findings, guide future research, explore theories, distribute new knowledge, present new ideas, invite discussion, introduce research reviews, and provide new Africology centered concepts and terminology. Hence, submitted articles should have: an introduction, literature review (annotated bibliographies accepted), a methodological construct, results, discussion, conclusions, and suggested steps for further research that can intellectually engage scholars, students and others with interest in African world community studies. In 2011 JPAS received the National Council for Black Studies Fannie Lou Hamer & Kwame Nkrumah Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership and Service in the African World.

Frequency:
A:JPAS is published four times a year in March, June, September, and December, with occasional supplemental special issues.

Indexing:
A:JPAS is indexed via Academic OneFile, EBSCO, Google Scholar, International Index to Black Periodicals, Literature Resource Center, ProQuest, Social Sciences Full Text (WilsonWeb), Thompson Gale, World History Collection, etc.

Terminology:
A:JPAS seeks to use an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation, therefore, we have decided not to use the term ‘tribe’ or slaves in reference to the African experience. We ask that all contributors acknowledge this policy before submitting content. Hence, the preferred alternative terms-concepts include ‘ethnic group’ and ‘the enslaved’. Second, in regards to the use of the word black, when it is used to indicate people of African heritage, we recommend that it be capitalized. And last, in regards to describing Africa, the now popular ‘sub-Saharan Africa’ designation is discouraged; thus, our preferred description is ‘Africa south of the Sahara desert’ or simply, ‘Africa south of the Sahara’.

Publishing Language:
The major publishing language of A:JPAS is English. However, contributions in languages other than English are acceptable when also presented in English.

Submission:
All contributions must address the guest editor of the special edition (flemmint@gvsu.edu) in a cover letter stating: your name, current public affiliation, location, e-mail address, the title of your contribution, the originality of your contribution, that your contribution is not under consideration anywhere, and that you wish to publish in Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies. Thereafter, contributors must submit their contribution to the guest editor (flemmint@gvsu.edu) in MS word in a Times New Roman typeface via an attachment in an e-mail (etiquette: avoid capitalizing every word in the subject line). The entire work should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and current standard citations and references. Within the contribution, do not include page numbers or the title of your contribution on each page; all graphics (charts, tables, photos, etc.) must fit our page measurements; only use endnotes in your contribution (not footnotes), a list of references are needed for each contribution, and in regards to style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), use the style most relevant to your area of study.

From Submission to Being Published:
Respond to this call with “African Global Experiences” in the subject line to flemmint@gvsu.edu. The deadline for receiving papers is February 21, 2018. Notices of acceptance will be issued on March 21, 2018. Should corrections or additions need to be made to your contribution, the guest editor will inform you. The special edition will be published in July 2018.

Contact:
Tracy Flemming, Guest Editor of Special Edition
E-mail: flemmint@gvsu.edu

For additional information about Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, visit www.jpanafrican.org.


Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies
Peer-reviewed scholarly journal seeking papers for publication
Deadline: February 2018

Afro-Intellectualism: Past, Present and Future Dimensions

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed open-access scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition focused on “Afro-Intellectualism: Past, Present and Future Dimensions,” hence, the global use, development, and exercise of the intellect by people of African heritage in all parts of the world (www.jpanafrican.org).

We are seeking submissions focused on: the African intelligentsia, the African brain drain, decolonizing education in Africa and the African world community, institutional development and support for the African intelligentsia, the internationalization of African intellectualism, organic scholars within the African intelligentsia, the sociology of African intellectualism, the scholar-activist tradition/practice within the African intelligentsia, critical biographical profiles of the African intelligentsia, book reviews, the motion and behavior through space and time of African intellectualism in relationship to energy and force (the physics of African intellectualism), interviews, art and the African intelligentsia, Afro-futurism, the African intelligentsia absent of egocentricity, the conscious and unconscious dynamics/psychology of African intellectualism, etc. All relevant topics and subtopics will be considered for this edition.

Frequency: A:JPAS is published four times a year in March, June, September, and December, with occasional supplemental special editions to accommodate specific topics or themes.

Afrifactor Participant: A:JPAS is a member of “The Task Force for Measuring Impact in Africology” to implement an Afrifactor (an article/journal citation tracker that can monitor author contributions and journal ranking and qualitative metrics specific to Africology) for journals and academic units engaged in Africology, and thus supports its “Black Paper 101” via:
http://www.jpanafrican.org/docs/2017/Black_Paper_101.pdf

Indexing: A:JPAS is indexed via Academic OneFile (audio availability), EBSCO, Google Scholar, International Index to Black Periodicals, Literature Resource Center, ProQuest, Social Sciences Full Text (WilsonWeb), Thompson Gale, World History Collection, etc.

Terminology: A:JPAS seeks to use an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation, therefore, we have decided not to use the term “tribe” or slaves in reference to the African experience. We ask that all contributors acknowledge this policy before submitting content. Hence, the preferred alternative terms and concepts include “ethnic group” and “the enslaved.” Second, in regards to the use of the word black, when it is used to indicate people of African heritage, we recommend that it be capitalized. In regards to describing Africa, the now popular “sub-Saharan Africa” designation is discouraged; thus, our preferred description is ”Africa south of the Sahara desert” or simply, “Africa south of the Sahara.”

Publishing Language: The major publishing language of A:JPAS is English. However, contributions in languages other than English are acceptable when also presented in English.

Submission: All contributions must address the guest editor of the special edition, Dr. J. Vern Cromartie (j_vern_cromartie@yahoo.com) via a cover letter stating: your name, current public affiliation, location, e-mail address, the title of your contribution, the originality of your contribution, that your contribution is not under consideration anywhere, and that you wish to publish in Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies. Thereafter, contributors must submit their contribution to the guest editor, Dr. J. Vern Cromartie (j_vern_cromartie@yahoo.com) in MS word in a Times New Roman typeface via an attachment in an e-mail (etiquette: avoid capitalizing every word in the subject line). The entire work should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and current standard citations and references. Within the contribution, do not include page numbers or the title of your contribution on each page; all graphics (charts, tables, photos, etc.) must fit our page measurements; only use endnotes in your contribution (not footnotes), a list of references are needed for each contribution, and in regards to style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), use the style most relevant to your area of study/research.

Dates and Deadlines: Please send your abstract by or before February 24, 2018 to Dr. J. Vern Cromartie (j_vern_cromartie@yahoo.com) or atjpas@gmail.com. The acceptance of abstracts will be approved by or before March 12, 2018. Full papers are due by or before May 24, 2018.


Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies
Peer-reviewed scholarly journal seeking papers for publication
Deadline: March 2018

Interdisciplinary Journal for the Studies of the Sahel

The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Studies of the Sahel (a specialized section of Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies) is an on-line, open access, and peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to research and analysis of policy, economic, social and political experiences of the Sahel region. The Journal is seeking submissions from all disciplinary fields of academic inquiry, including the arts, humanities, social sciences and STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

  • Climate change and unfavorable climatic conditions
  • Hunger, food production and food security
  • Extractive industries and resource management/governance
  • Water, land and other natural resources
  • Ethnicity/culture
  • Health and health-care
  • Human capital
  • Regional and international organizations
  • Terrorism, terrorist organizations, political violence and human security
  • Global power play and War on Terror in the Sahel
  • Secessionist tendencies and separatist movements
  • State fragility and post-conflict peacebuilding
  • Politics, religion and democratic reforms
  • Human rights and humanitarian aid system
  • Gender matters and women's liberation

General Information: The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Studies of the Sahel (IJSS) seeks submissions that present original research methods/theory, add to a body of research knowledge, announce cutting-edge research findings, guide future researches, explore theories, distribute new knowledge, present new ideas, invite discussions, introduce research reviews, and provide policy recommendations on the Sahel Region.

Submitted articles should be in the following format:

1. Introduction
2. Literature review (annotated bibliographies accepted)
3. A methodological construct
4. Results and Discussion
5. Conclusion, and Recommendations (that are SMART-Compliant)
6. Suggested steps for further research that can intellectually engage scholars, policy- makers, students and others with interest in the Sahel region.

Frequency: IJSS is published twice a year; June and December, with occasional supplemental Special Issues/Editions.

Terminology: IJSS seeks to use an affirmative African-centered logic and language, therefore, we discourage the use of the term ‘tribe’ or “slaves” in reference to the African experience and we recommend that all contributors use alternative terms/concepts such as “ethnic group” and “the enslaved.” When using the term “black,” to indicate people of African heritage, we recommend that it be capitalized. Also, instead of “sub-Saharan Africa,” our preferred description is “Africa south of the Sahara Desert” or “Africa south of the Sahara.”

Publishing Language: The publishing language is English. However, contributions in languages other than English are acceptable when also presented in English.

Submission: All contributions must be addressed to the editor at one of the following addresses: mk224@cornell.edu or mkitissou@albany.edu in a cover letter stating: the name of the author(s), current institutional affiliation, location, e-mail address, the title of the contribution, the originality of the contribution, that the contribution is not under consideration anywhere, and that you wish to publish in The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Studies of the Sahel. Contributions must be submitted in MS word in a Times New Roman typeface via an attachment in an e-mail (etiquette: avoid capitalizing every word in the subject line). The entire work should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words in length, double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and current standard citations and references. Within the contribution, page numbers should not be included and the title of the contribution should not be mentioned on each page. All graphics (charts, tables, photos, etc.) must fit our page measurements. Only endnotes (not footnotes) should be used. A list of references is needed for each contribution and Harvard Referencing Style is required (see Author’s Guidelines).

From Submission to Being Published: Respond to this call with “The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Studies of the Sahel” in the subject line to either mk224@cornell.edu or mkitissou@albany.edu. For the first issue of 2018, the deadline is March 30, 2018. After that, submissions are continuous. Notices of acceptance will be issued within four to six weeks. Should corrections or additions be needed, the editor will inform you.

Contact: Dr. Marcel Kitissou, Editor, mk224@cornell.edu or mkitissou@albany.edu

For additional information about The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Studies of the Sahel, visit http://sahelconsortium.org/journal



PREVIOUS GSA NORTH AMERICA CONFERENCES


LOCATION: The University of California, Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus
DATE: June 14-16, 2017
TITLE: Global Social Movements: Left and Right
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LOCATION: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas
DATE: June 9-11, 2016
TITLE: Crossing Borders: People, Capital, Culture
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LOCATION: The University of Toledo, Ohio
DATE: June 12-13, 2015
TITLE: Globalization: The Urban Crisis and Economic Democracy
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LOCATION: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
DATE: June 6-7, 2014
TITLE: End of U.S. Hegemony?
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LOCATION: Marymount College, Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA
DATE: June 7-9, 2013
TITLE: Surviving the Future: Owning the World or Sharing the Commons
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LOCATION: University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
DATE: May 4-6, 2012
TITLE: Dystopia and Global Rebellion
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LOCATION: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
DATE: May 20-22, 2011
TITLE: The Global Crisis: Through the Lens of Class, Race and Gender
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LOCATION: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
DATE: May 7 - 9, 2010
TITLE: Global Crises and Beyond
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LOCATION: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
DATE: May 8 - 10, 2009
TITLE: Globalization and the Struggle for Peace and Human Rights
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ORDER BOOK: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology Special Issue: The Global Struggle for Human Rights

LOCATION: Pace University, New York City, New York
DATE: June 6 - 8, 2008
TITLE: The Nation in the Global Era: Nationalism and Globalization in Conflict and Transition
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ORDER BOOK: The Nation in the Global Era Conference Documents

LOCATION: University of California - Irvine, California
DATE: May 17 - 20, 2007
TITLE: The Contested Terrains of Globalization
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ORDER BOOK: Contested Terrains of Globalization Conference Documents

LOCATION: DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
DATE: May 12 - 14, 2006
TITLE: Alternative Globalizations
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LOCATION: University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Tennessee
DATE: May 13 - 15, 2005
TITLE: Crosscurrents of Global Social Justice: Class, Gender and Race
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LOCATION: Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
DATE: April 23 - 25, 2004
TITLE: Globalization, Empire and Resistance
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In 2004 Brandeis University hosted the third North American GSA conference on Globalization, Empire and Resistance. It was a progressive conference embracing a variety of critical, and radical perspectives on globalization. Many leading scholars from all over the world explored the many effects of globalization-as well as alternative visions. Featured speakers included:

  • Seymour Melman - One of America?s most respected scholars on capitalism and U.S. militarism from Columbia University spoke on ?The Permanent War Economy?.


  • Leo Panitch - Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy at York University, Toronto, co-editor of the Socialist Register, and co-author of Global Capitalism and American Empire spoke on ?Global Capitalism and American Empire?.


  • Sam Gindin - Packer visiting Chair in Social Justice at York University, Toronto, former head of research and assistant to the President, Canadian Auto Workers? Union, and co-author of Global Capitalism and American Empire spoke on ?Labor Resistance in the Era of Globalization".


  • William Tabb - Professor of economics at Queens College, New York, Monthly Review contributor and author of "The Amoral Elephant" spoke on "The Global State and Economic Institutions".


  • Jose Maria Sison - Former senior research fellow and professor at the University of the Philippines, co-founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines spoke via video satellite from Holland on ?War, Imperialism, and Resistance from Below?.


  • Leslie Sklair - From the London School of Economics, and author of "The Transnational Capitalist Class" spoke on ?Globalization, Imperialism and the International System?.


  • Edna Bonacich - Professor of sociology at the University of California, San Diego, and co-author of "Behind the Label: Inequality in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry" spoke on ?Labor, Immigration and Global Production?.

LOCATION: University of California - Santa Barabara, California
DATE: May 1 - 4, 2003
TITLE: Towards a Critical Globalization Studies: Continued Debates, New Directions, and Neglected Topics
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LOCATION: Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
DATE: May 10 - 11, 2002
TITLE: Globalisation and Social Justice

In May of 2002 the very first annual conference of the North American GSA was held at Loyola University in Chicago. Jointly sponsored by the GSA and the department of sociology at Loyola University, the conference theme was ?Globalisation and Social Justice?. It proved to be a highly successful event with over fifty papers and workshops, covering a broad spectrum of themes concerning issues of global social justice. The keynote speakers were also excellent and included Leslie Sklair, one of GSA/UK?s vice presidents, who played a prominent role at the conference as a whole.

The quality of the papers was extremely high and they generated many hours of intensive and exciting discussion and argument. Academics from an impressively wide range of disciplines and research areas came from far and wide across the United States. However, there were also a number of speakers and participants who were political activists, such as current or former trade union organizers or people presently involved in various fair trade campaigns linked partly to student protests around the campuses of the US.

Despite the clearly focused sense of realism among the conference participants concerning the vast problems of social division, social exclusion and conflict that are currently only too evident in the world at the present time and the anxieties about the quality of world political ? and especially American ? leadership, an encouraging atmosphere of guarded optimism in relation to the real possibility of increasingly effective alliances and political struggles against global poverty was also quite evident.

It was gratifying to encounter quite a number of GSA members who managed to attend the Chicago conference including three from Britain, one from Canada and three from the USA. One of the key events scheduled at the conference was the inauguration of the North American chapter of the GSA. The first GSA branch or chapter to be established outside the UK. More than twenty people attended this special meeting and after some discussion the new branch was duly set-up. What was particularly encouraging was the number of postgraduate students who were prepared to become involved in helping to establish the new North American branch of the USA and, moreover, presence among these postgraduates and other participants who were people living in the USA but who had strong links with countries in Central America and South East Asia. They quite rightly insisted that right from the outset the new branch must concern itself as deeply as possible with the problems and themes of Southern peoples and countries if be a truly global association are to have any meaning.

From the Global Studies Association Newsletter, Issue 2, July 2002
Paul Kennedy, GSA Secretary

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PREVIOUS GSA CONFERENCES

2017: California

2016: Texas

2015: Ohio

2014: Illinois

2013: California

2012: Canada

2011: Illinois

2010: Illinois

2009: Florida

2008: New York

2007: California

2006: Illinois

2005: Tennessee

2004: Massachusetts

2003: California

2002: Illinois


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God, Guns, Gold and Glory
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The Global Turn
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Brave: The Global Young Women’s Revolution
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