World Cup 2014: Perspectives On A Global Game

Group play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup is almost over with perennial powerhouse Spain eliminated early as well as the British national team. Host country Brazil has won its…

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…

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…