Ebola in Liberia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States says 4,033 people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola. There have been a total of 8,400 cases…

Global Labor As Precariat

American streets were recently filled with fast food workers marching for a living wage. The Service Employees International Union launched the “Fight for $15” in 2012 to organize fast food…

East China Sea — “Fearsome Situation”

International attention has been trained on Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine the last several months — where conflicts rage over land. One expert suggests people should be paying more attention to…

Water — A Human Right?

Next year the United Nations’s ‘Water for Life’ initiative ends. 2005-2015 was labeled by the agency the ‘International Decade for Action Water for Life‘ and in 2010 the United Nations…

Teaching A Class On Global Issues?

We’ve got some recommendations. As ¬†you prep for classes on international or global issues for the coming school year, we thought we’d share some books and readings we’ve found useful…

Exploring Global Issues In World Regions

Educators, administrators, and scholars came together on the campus of Indiana University recently to discuss pressing global issues. The Global Mini-Conference is an annual event connected to the Institute for…

Issues Surrounding Global, Or Transnational, Governance

With the expansion of globalization into most aspects of life comes the expansion of global, or transnational, governance. Once closely identified with international diplomacy and intergovernmental organizations, transnational governance now…

Five Questions With Sean Metzger

What happens when we decenter the concept of Americanization from our considerations of globalization and what “the global” looks like? That question is at the heart of this week’s conversation…