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Event Series: COVID-19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Save this date: September 15th, 2020, 12-1 PM

Rajmohan Gandhi, "Inequalities, ethnonationalism and the pandemic: An attempt to understand current trends in the U.S. and in India."

In his upcoming talk for CGS, Prof. Gandhi will examine how the pandemic influenced inequalities in the world’s largest democracies, the U.S. and India. What is the pandemic’s impact on ethnonationalism’s appeal in the two countries? How has it affected their relations with China and with each other?

Join Zoom Meeting
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/91647496056?pwd=QWFzcW43UGY5YUlZaUYrWWE1RmlIZz09

Meeting ID: 916 4749 6056
Password: 259765

 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
Save This Date
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Professor Arjun Appadurai
"The Volatile Market for Globalization"
October 2nd, 2020
Zoom Conference from 11AM-Noon

In this presentation, Prof. Appadurai will address the recent debates about the rebirth of the nation-state in the era of pandemic disease, and about whether globalization is about to be rolled-back or marginalized. Professor Appadurai argues that globalization remains irreversible but that the markets dominated by globalization are now facing the resurgence of other models of sovereignty, alliance and identity. We are now entering a new period of volatility in which global norms and strategies are in a deep struggle with the nation-state model on the one hand and planetary anxieties on the other.

 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Virtual Events
 
 
 
 
 
 

Multiple ways of knowing: Global perspectives on academic libraries re-imagining systems of knowledge

September 15, 2020; 1-2:00pm CDT

This webinar is the first event of the Chai Wai Series: Race, Social Justice, and Ways of Knowing, organized by the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, and the International and Areas Studies Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The focus will be “Multiple ways of knowing: Global perspectives on academic libraries re-imagining systems of knowledge,” which is the title of the International Insights column to be published in the October 2020 issue of College & Research Libraries News. The authors will present their column contributions, followed by a response, and a panel discussion.

Speakers:
Kanwal Ameen, Professor & Vice-Chancellor, University of Home Economics (Pakistan)
Spencer Lilley, Associate Professor, Massey University (New Zealand)
Ana Ndumu, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park (United States)

 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 

Rawi Abdelal (Harvard University), “Imagining the Next Global Economy”

Date: Sep 15, 2020, 1:00 pm  

Rawi Abdelal is the Herbert E. Johnson Professor of International Management at Harvard Business School and Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University.

Hosted on Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies' YouTube page: https://youtu.be/1F1pyyDvF-4

This lecture series is a collaborative effort to showcase an area studies specialist from each center focusing on the Russian, East European, and Central Asian world regions. The series is sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University; the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley; the Russian, East European & Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University; the Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan; the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin; the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University; the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh; the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin - Madison; the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at The University of Chicago; and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University.

 
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 

How the Foreign Media Present US Domestic and Foreign Policy for Their Viewers/Readers/Listeners

Date:

September 15, 2020 12:00 pm (cst)

Please register in advance:

https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OCUIrx9TRLis6ujOZdTAng  

 
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 

Opportunities for NSF Funding in the Social Sciences

Date:

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Time: 3pm (GMT)

Speakers: Dr. Jeff Mantz & Dr. Sibohan M. Mattison

 
 
 
 
 
CGS Resources
 
 
 
 
 
Pandemics in Historical Context
Webpage consisting of a selection of public talks by innovative historians working on plagues and pandemics. 
 
Webpage dedicated to resources related to COVID-19 that provide global perspectives of the pandemic. 
 
Webpage dedicated to resources related to COVID-19 for K-12 Educators.
 
Global Currents
Blog that is currently running a series of essays by individuals from the information world related to how they and their areas are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
Global Studies Custom Search Engine
Use it to search articles and essays related to the COVID-19 pandemic!
 
If you have suggestions of additions we can make to these pages, please email global-studies@illinois.edu for general inquiries, Steve Witt (swwitt@illinois.edu) for blog inquiries, or Timur Pollack (tpollack@illinois.edu) for inquiries about the CGS website
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
 

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