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Approaches to Global and Environmental Issues

Thursday, November 18, 3:00 pm EST, via Zoom

Environment Discussion

Over the past two weeks, world leaders have come together at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to discuss climate in a global context.

Join the Office of Global Affairs and Institute for Globalization Studies for an online panel discussion with Stony Brook faculty as they take a look at globalization and the environment from an interdisciplinary perspective.

This is an International Education Week Event.

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External Scholarships 101

SBU students who are interested in pursuing nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, attend this upcoming "External Scholarships 101" information session on December 2, 1:00PM. Register  here  to attend this session.   



Le Siècle D'Or Espagnol (The Spanish Golden Age)

Guillaume Kientz, Director, Hispanic Society of America

Monday, November 15, 2021, Melville Library Special Collections Seminar Room.  Spanish Golden Age

Guiilaume Kientze, of the Hispanic Society, discussed his book on the Spanish Golden Age, moderated by Sophie Leroy with discussants Victor Roncero-Lopez and Fernando Loffredo.


Transregional ties that bind: men of power and men of learning across early modern persianate asia

Friday, Nov 5, 2021

You can view a recording of the event  here. Mana Kia Poster

Mana Kia of Columbia University discussed how societies across early modern Central, South, and West Asia were interconnected thanks to the circulation of texts, people, practices, and ideas. The interaction between men of learning and men of power in late-Mughal India was crucial to understanding transregional familiarity, social circulation, and political formation.



Compendium of the world: Colonial manila and early modern worldmaking

Friday, Octber 8, 2021

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Miguel Martínez from the University of Chicago discussed what the world looked like from Manila in the first decades of Spanish colonization. By examining seventeenth-century chronicles, sermons, poems, and urban festivals this talk explored the changing symbolic geographies that emerged in the colonial city, imagined as the center of a new world imagined anew. Miguel Martinez



  Friday, Sept 10, 2021

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Distinguished Yale historian Valerie Hansen discussed her book The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World - And Globalization Began, in which she shows how bold explorations and daring trade missions first connected all of the world's societies at the end of the first millennium. Drawing on nearly thirty years of research, she presents a HANSEN compelling account of first encounters between disparate societies, which sparked conflict and collaboration eerily reminiscent of our contemporary moment.


Affective justice:
toward a new geopolitics

Thursday, Apr 8, 2021

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Professor Kamari Maxine Clarke discussed her book,   Affective Justice, in which she explores the African Union's critique of the International Criminal Court (ICC) - which African leaders see as a modern version of colonial violence and control. clarke


Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021

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We   featured three SBU alumni who went from graduating with an academic degree from our College of Arts and Sciences--History, Africana Studies, and Asian and Asian-American Studies--to pursuing an international career. How did they do that? 



To learn how to transition from academia to the workforce and make the world your new playground, come and listen to their stories. Now with the GLI degrees, this path is made easier for you. With a BA in GLI or a GLI focus added to your MA in Contemporary Asian and Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, English, French and Italian, Hispanic Languages and Literature or in History, you will be prepared from the start!


Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021

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David Pellow is Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In this lecture, he presents his work, "Exploring Global Environmental (in)Justice in Carceral Spaces." PELLOW

Graduate student panel:
"the united nations' sustainable development goals (sdgs) need you!"

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021

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Join our panelists Fernando Amador, Maria Grima, Jessica Kim, and Xiaoning Wu for a discussion on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.  sdg



Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 at 1 p.m.

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Islam and Moments of Global Connections

Join our panel  of experts, Associate Professor Margarethe Adams (Department of Music), Lecturer Rosabel Ansari (Department of Asian and Asian American Studies), Assistant Professor Mohamad Ballan (Department of History), and Associate Professor Eric Lewis Beverley (Department of History) for a discussion on Islam and moments of global connection. This event will take place on November 19 at 1:00PM (ET). 

IGS LECTURE INAUGURAL SERIES: "self-devouring growth"

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 at 3 p.m.

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Julie Livingston Event

Julie Livingston is a Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University. Her work combines history, anthropology, and public health and contemplates the moral conditions, social practices, and African thought. Livingston’s talk on “Self-Devouring Growth”, derived from her book, contests the assumption that economic growth is a foundation of well-being and highlights the economic systems of the southern African nation of Botswana as an example.

gli inaugural alumni panel

Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020 at 3 p.m.
Online through Zoom

Alumni Panel

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Hear from distinguished alumni who will share their career trajectories, global contributions, and some of the grand challenges their particular industry is facing at this time, as well as how people in their respective fields are making a difference in the world.

REVOLUTION: Structure and Meaning in World History

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Room N405

arjomand flyer Said Amir Arjomand, Stony Brook University Distinguished Service Professor, presents Revolution, which illuminates the stories of premodern rebellions from the ancient world, as well as medieval European revolts and more recent events, up to the Arab Spring of 2011.

Co-sponsored by the History Department and the Institute for Globalization Studies. Reception to follow. Download the flyer.