Horizons: The Santa Barbara Global Studies Conference 2013

The University of California, Santa Barbara’s 2013 interdisciplinary global studies conference invited scholars, established and in the graduate stage, to present panel proposals and papers under the general rubric of horizons. This theme was therefore taken up at many levels: from global history to the global future and the prognostication of trends; from issues of state boundaries and sovereignty to the flows that often transgress them, i.e. migration, trafficking, pollution, and terrorism; from current directions and themes to emerging paradigms within the field of global studies itself. The conference invited panels and papers that engaged—from theoretical and methodological perspectives across the academic spectrum—topics such as (but not limited to):

• global political economy
• identity and boundary politics
• human rights
• religion, secularism
• media
• social movements
• climate change, environment
• technology, innovation
• methodology

JORGE CASTAÑEDA (former Mexican Foreign Secretary). Author of Migration in the Contemporary Global Setting
Immigration in Global Perspective – Friday, February 22, 2013, Campbell Hall, 8:00PM

Horizons of Global History – Friday, February 22, 2013 Corwin Pavilion, 4:30PM

Panelists: Akira Iriye (Harvard) – Dominic Sachsenmaier (Jacobs-University, Bremen) – Jan Nederveen Pieterse (UC Santa Barbara)
Moderator: Erika Rappaport (UC Santa Barbara)

Conference planning committee:

Alison Brysk (Mellichamp Professor, G&IS)

Eve Darian-Smith (G&IS)

Mark Juergensmeyer (Director, Orfalea Center)

Jan Nederveen Pieterse (Mellichamp Professor, G&IS)

Bhaskar Sarkar (Film and Media Studies)

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Ben Smith
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