Archived News: 2011 Lecture Series

The Orfalea Center hosts a series of free one-hour lectures for the general public and campus community on topics of global and transnational interest. The format consists of concise half-hour talks by speakers from the worlds of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), diplomacy, journalism, and academia from across the UCSB campus and beyond, highlighting perspectives on […]Read More

Archive News: Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy The project considers climate change and ecological balance from the perspective of democracy and human rights, and more broadly, human security. One part of this consideration involves concern about the tendency of governments under pressures to move toward more authoritarian models of governance. Another part involves exploring whether an accelerated program of development of […]Read More

Archive News: GAIA

Global, Area, and International Archive is a peer-reviewed publications program. GAIA is an initiative of the division of International and Area Studies, University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the University of California Press, the California Digital Library, and international research programs across the University of California system. Its aim is to represent the best traditions […]Read More

Archive news: Global Futures 2030 Project

The 2030 Project on Global Prospects was jointly sponsored by the Orfalea Center and the United Nations University, Tokyo. The four-year project, chaired by Orfalea Center Fellow Richard Falk, considered future challenges given current trends, and tried to reflect on alternative scenarios projected to the year 2030. The project hopes to produce a publishable series […]Read More

Archive News: Global-e

Global-e was conceived as a forum for timely commentary regarding global events, processes, and issues. Each number features a brief essay authored by leading scholars and practitioners, offering provocative reflections on a range of topics with the aim of stimulating discussion among the global studies community. The aim is both to encourage the circulation of commentary […]Read More

Archive News: Religion & Global Civil Society A five-year project funded by the Henry Luce Foundation consisting of a series of workshops on religion in civil society. These workshops involved both academic experts and leaders of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide humanitarian aid and services in Latin America, in East, South, and Southeast Asia, in Africa, and in the Middle […]Read More

Archive News: Global Studies Consortium

Global Studies Consortium A network of graduate teaching programs on global studies The Global Studies Consortium is a group of graduate programs in global studies seeking to collaborate in teaching and research. Membership in the consortium is available to any academic graduate program in the world that offers an M.A., M.Sc., M.Phil., or Ph.D. related […]Read More