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All the World Over: Reassessing Globalization

Date: 3:30pm PDT April 11, 2017 Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Agnes Flanagan Chapel

*NOTE*: This event will now take place in Agnes Flanagan chapel.

The effects of globalization have impacted every corner of the world. Has the movement proved to be unstable and dishonest, and failed to bring the changes to the world it promised? Or is globalization a positive force that international institutions and actors should embrace when confronting contemporary issues?


Jack  A. Goldstone is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University and director of the Center for Global Policy. He has experience as a consultant with USAID, the U.S. Department of State, and the World Bank. Goldstone has written extensively on population, economic development, global governance, and social movements.

Caroline Knowles is a professor of sociology and head of the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work includes writing on the processes of globalization and the global movement of people and materials. As a recipient of the Leverhulme Grant, she explored the inner workings of globalization in her book From Oil to Garbage: Navigating the Flip-flop Trail.