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…

The Global Plight Of Refugees

A new camp recently opened in Jordan is expected to house as many as 130-thousand Syrian refugees. The Associated Press reports “Once full — a process expected to take months…

Globalization And Language Learning

Increasingly experts are urging people to learn a second language in order to be competitive in an interconnected world. Learning a language is thought to not only provide the learner…

Global Perspectives On Climate Change

The latest IPCC report on climate change was just released explaining what humanity needs to do to mitigate the consequences of a changing climate — this comes on the heels…

Spaces of Cultural Production

I’ve been immersed in readings on globalization and media of late for my own research. I’ve been struck, in particular, by the way two books handle the concept of “space”…

Five Questions With Manuela Ciotti

Art, of the high or pop kind, is something many people have experience with. Scholars have labored as they’ve attempted to understand what particular artistic representations might mean, what they…

Global Online Anonymity

With the Internet has come rhetoric about the World Wide Web being a borderless space. It has been imagined as an entity that would challenge old hierarchies and ways of…

Five Questions With Michael Mascarenhas

Poverty and humanitarian aid are at the center of this week’s Q&A with a Framing the Global Fellow. Michael Mascarenhas is an associate professor in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute‘s Department of Science…

The Olympics In Research

So, I’ll admit it, I’m a huge sucker for the Olympic Games. Winter or summer, it doesn’t matter. Suddenly I find myself watching diving and half-pipe; marathon and curling (those…