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Culture, Identity & Autonomy

Artistic and socio-cultural expressions and contestations of meaning, identity and agency in the context of globalization.

Immigration, Refugees & Diaspora

Dynamics, politics, and experiences of human migration and their intersection with globalization processes.

Sustainability, Justice & Global Interdependence

Global perspectives on environmental, economic, political, social and cultural sustainability, justice, and interdependence.

Public Policy, Governance & Citizenship

The roles of various state- and non-state actors in relation to global public goods (e.g., knowledge production, security, health and human rights).

Patricia Moser: “Leadership, Women & the United Nations”

Wed., Sept. 27, 3pm, HSC-1A4, McMaster University, The Academic Women’s Success and Mentorship (AWSM) lecture series, co-sponsored by the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC) and Science Career and Cooperative Education (SCCE)

Sep 18, 2017

Conference registration now open

Confronting Global Capital. Strengthening Labour Internationalism and Transnationalism in Canada Today. October 12-14, 2017

Sep 08, 2017

IGHC Summer 2017 Newsletter

The Summer 2017 issue of the IGHC Newsletter highlighting: research news, academic program news, upcoming IGHC, opportunities for students, and general Institute updates

Jun 05, 2017

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Tue., Mar. 21, 2017, 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., L.R. Wilson Hall 3001, McMaster University, Third Worldism re-considered: the multiple lives of an (unrealized) political project, Dr. Alina Sajed

Mar 16, 2017

What can the Humanities and Social Sciences contribute to the analysis of the Environment and Climate Change?

IGHC Lunch Discussions: Wed. March 22, Tue. April 4, & April 20 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm - The Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition invites faculty and graduate students to discusses what the Humanities and Social Sciences can contribute to our understanding of the Environment and Climate Change.

Mar 08, 2017

IGHC Public Lecture

Mon., Mar. 6, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, Mobilizing Morality: Migrant Domestic Workers in Dubai, Dr. Rhacel Salazar Parrenas

Feb 15, 2017

M.A. Master of Arts in Globalization Studies

Globalization Studies examines the complex political, social, economic, cultural, discursive and theoretical developments related to processes of globalization and how these come to bear upon our lives, our communities, and the environment in which we live. Research areas include: contemporary culture; diasporic, transnational and multicultural communities; global governance; international trade and finance; and social, environmental and labour issues.

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Minor Minor in Globalization Studies

The minor in Globalization Studies provides students with the opportunity to explore the complex idea of globalization from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will complete courses from both the Humanities and Social Sciences faculties that cover a wide variety of themes related to globalization, and will be able to tailor their course selection according to their interests.

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