From Emily Gershen ’12:
Rapid economic globalization has dramatically altered business paradigms and government policies with unprecedented effects on societies and cultures, ecosystems and health, justice and equality. These changes have precipitated a widening sense of urgency and a search for new economic, cultural and political options in the face of conflicting worldviews and increasing identity assertion.
Students in IHP’s Beyond Globalization program travel to Tanzania, India, New Zealand and Mexico to meet some of the world’s most important critics of current patterns of development and connect with a diversity of social movements and individual initiatives that are confronting the consequences of a globalized economy. They experience firsthand a variety of contested development programs and projects, and witness the emerging alternatives being tried to recover and maintain a just and sustainable world.
Come meet with alumni and faculty from “Beyond Globalization” for an informal Q&A about the program: academics, community, living out of a backpack for 8 months while traveling the world!
- Date: Tomorrow, December 1
- Time: 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
- Place: Usdan 110