Annual conferences consider the causes and effects of globalization from diverse disciplinary perspectives. Proceedings have been published in the “New Directions in International Studies” series of Rutgers University Press.
April 2017 Conference
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
April 20-21, 2017
Diversity is not merely an ideal that we’ve somehow come to adopt; it is a permanent feature of the global age. It characterizes most contemporary human experience and society, with profound social, cultural, political, economic, linguistic, legal, commercial, and artistic implications. Our diverse world finds itself disrupted by violence, yet violence inherent in dreams of purity ends up only accelerating the dispersion of lives, perspectives, experiences, and representations. Diversities, for our conference, should be understood in the word’s most interdisciplinary sense: alternative forms of social integration conducive to diverse lives; diverse identity formations and struggles for autonomy; emergent demographic and social patterns around the world; the dynamic interplay of multiple-origin, transnationally connected, socially, economically and legally differentiated immigrants; emergent forms of non-exclusive citizenships; exiled and displaced lives; accelerated human movement, from refugees, professionals, farm workers, and asylum seekers to diasporas of various kinds; nativism and its consequences; and the paradoxical use of the universal language of human rights to fight for particular diversities.
A. Aneesh, Director, International Academic & Outreach Programs and Professor of Sociology.
Conference program, guest speakers, and other information can be found on the conference website. Registration is free and open to the public. For more information about the conference, please contact Mark Brand at email@example.com.
Past Annual Conferences
- Water-Centric Cities, April 15-16, 2016
- Translation, April 24-25, 2015
- After Capitalism, April 25-26, 2014
- Peace, April 25-26, 2013
- World Cinemas, Global Networks, April 27-28, 2012
- Eating, Cooking, Culture: The Politics and History of Food, April 15-16, 2011
- Law and Disciplinarity: Thinking Beyond Borders, April 23-24, 2010
- Sustaining Cities: Urban Lost and Found, April 17-18, 2009
- World Making: Art and Politics in Global Media, April 18-19, 2008
- Constant Capture: Visibility, Civil Liberties, and Global Security, April 21-22, 2006
- 6 Command Lines: Emergence of Governance in Global Cyberspace, April 29-30, 2005
- Aftermaths: Exile, Migration, Diaspora, April 22-24, 2004
- ReThinking Global Security, April 11-12, 2003
- Transmissions: Globalization, Technology, Media, April 25-27, 2002
- Global Cities: Culture, Urbanism, and Globalization, April 5-7, 2001