The Global Studies Seminar presents a faculty roundtable moderated by Chris Crews.

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The Global Studies Seminar presents Chris Crews, visiting assistant professor of International Studies at Denison moderating a faculty roundtable: “How we teach and think about the “Global”.” Faculty panelists include Leksa Lee, assistant professor of Global Commerce, Nhu Truong, assistant professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Julia Fernandez, assistant professor of Art History, and Caitlin Miles, visiting assistant professor of Communication. 

Starting in the 1990s, many universities began to see a shift from “Area Studies” and “International Studies” to various “Global” programs, a shift driven in part by the dynamic of economic, political, and cultural globalization in the 1990s and early 2000s. This shift eventually gave birth to a new interdisciplinary field of Global Studies. As this focus on the “Global” becomes more common at universities around the world, including here at Denison, globally-focused research and teaching has taken on new importance. But what exactly does it mean to teach about the global or do global research? How do we help our students become global citizens? How does the global connect to the local, and how do questions of time and space, technology and urbanization, migration and climate change, fit into how we think, teach, and research the global? These are some of the questions this faculty roundtable will explore.

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