GHI Spring Lecture Series 2010

History of Globalization - Globalization in History

Organized by Uta Balbier (GHI) and Corinna Unger (GHI)

Today, everyone is convinced that globalization is influencing our lives, but it seems difficult to answer the questions when globalization began, how it happened, and how it has changed over time. At least as complex as the phenomenon of globalization itself are the analytical perspectives scholars and researchers have developed to explore it. One can observe globalization processes in the economy, in migration patterns, in cultural trends, and in historiography, to name just a few of them. The lecture series History of Globalization - Globalization in History aims to bring together some of those perspectives in an effort to improve our understanding of the underlying currents and the effects of globalization, and to help us grasp the historical meaning of different phases of globalization over time.

All lectures begin at 6:30 pm (refreshments will be served from 6:00 to 6:30 pm) and will be held at the German Historical Institute, 1607 New Hampshire Avenue NW (Directions).

Please RSVP (acceptances only) by Tel. 202.387.3355, Fax 202.387.6437 or E-mail.

  • The World Historical in China's Twentieth Century: Perspectives on Globalization and Globality
    April 15, 2010
    Speaker: Rebecca E. Karl (New York University)
  • Critical Junctures of Globalization: Conceptualization and Examples
    May 06, 2010
    Speaker: Matthias Middell (University of Leipzig)
  • Population, Food, and Health: Global Problems in the Twentieth Century
    May 20, 2010
    Speaker: Alison Bashford (University of Sydney/Harvard University)
  • Multinationals and Globalization: Engines of Growth or Drivers of Inequality?
    June 10, 2010
    Speaker: Geoffrey G. Jones (Harvard Business School)
  • Picture Gallery
    Matthias Middell (University of Leipzig) gives his lecture "Critical Junctures of Globalization."
    Matthias Middell (University of Leipzig) gives his lecture "Critical Junctures of Globalization."
    Alison Bashford (University of Sydney/Harvard University) discusses mid-century overpopulation discourse in her lecture "Population, Food, and Health: Global Problems in the Twentieth Century."
    Alison Bashford (University of Sydney/Harvard University) discusses mid-century overpopulation discourse in her lecture "Population, Food, and Health: Global Problems in the Twentieth Century."
    Geoffrey Jones (Harvard University) takes questions from the audience following the final lecture of the series.
    Geoffrey Jones (Harvard University) takes questions from the audience following the final lecture of the series.
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