Colloquium Archive



A final word of thanks to each of the speakers who joined us for our 2020-2021 Global Studies Colloquium Speaker Series! Below are direct links to each of the talks. All of this year's talks can be found at the UCSB Global Studies YouTube Channel. We hope these insightful talks can be used as teaching resources for our colleauges around the world.


Covid-19: What to do with limited knowledge

Ken Kosik, UCSB Neuroscience Research Institute


Times of collapse: Latin American societies in motion

Raul Zibechi, Montevideo


Religions as worldviews and ways of life

Ann Taves, UCSB Religious Studies


An (im) modest proposal?  Global theory for tough – and not so tough – times

Barrie Axford, Oxford Brookes University


The counter-revolution in logistics: Fast circulation, slow violence and decolonial struggle at Transpacific supply chain

Charmaine Chua, UCSB Global Studies 


Police and the Pandemic: The role of police in India's reverse migration from cities to villages

Vipul Mudgal, New Delhi


Networks in the age of platform capitalism

Geert Lovink, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences


In China’s wake: How the commodity boom transformed development strategies in the global South

Nick Jepson, Manchester University


Covid-19 response patterns in Brazil and South America

Adalberto Cardoso/Thiago Peres, Rio de Janeiro


The global and the visual: Images shape people’s common sense of the global

Tommaso Durante, Melbourne


Africa and Covid-19: Ways forward

Mark Swilling and Nina Callaghan, University of Stellenbosch 


States of Justice: The politics of the International Court

Oumar Ba, Morehouse College


Multicultural origins of the global economy

John M. Hobson, Sheffield University  


World literature imagined worldwide

Jernej Habjan, Ljubljana


Rethinking the agrarian question in the 21st century

Ricado Jacobs, UCSB Global Studies


Three tensions in global studies

Mark Juergensmeyer, UCSB Global Studies


The coming good society: New realities demand new rights

Sushma Raman, Harvard


Covid 19, AI and the future of work

Anthony Giddens, London


A conversation on globalization, Asia, China, and US

Walden Bello, Manila


A new rising tide of global social protest? The early 21st century in world-historical perspective

Beverly Silver, JHU


When conspiracy ideas take hold

Wasim Khaled, Blackbird.AI


BRICS de-Americanizing the Internet?

Daya Thussu, Hong Kong Baptist University


Socialization of science: The Covid 19 pandemic

Andrea Declich, Luciano d’Andrea, Knowledge and Innovation, Rome


Ethnography of administration: Fiction as practice

Satyajit Singh, UCSB Global Studies


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