Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Eleventh Global Studies Conference.
In an early attempt to conceptualize globalization, Roland Robertson (1992: 8) defined it as "the compression of the world and the intensification of the consciousness of the world as a whole”. This classic definition comprises both the material processes associated with globalization and the (inter)subjective dimension of the concept, its place in our collective thought-patterns and its role in how we make sense of the world. However, while the material – economic, political, cultural, environmental etc. – symptoms and implications of globalization have been discussed extensively in what is now an impressive body of literature, the subjective side of the process has not been examined in adequate depth. The 2018 Global Studies Conference aims to fill this research gap by placing its focus on how we increasingly not just act but also think in terms of the world as a whole. The conference will thus revolve around the ideational dimension of globalization as expressed in beliefs, discourses, arguments and narratives about global trends and processes. The questions addressed by this conference concern:
Dr. Rafal Soborski is an Associate Professor of International Politics at Richmond, The American International University in London. He has taught extensively in areas of global studies and ideology, and has published articles on globalization, ideology, and green political thought. His most recent book is Ideology in a Global Age: Continuity and Change (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013).
The Eleventh Global Studies Conference featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2018 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.
Virtual posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.
Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.