Global Affairs Seminar

Revisiting South-South/BRICs/Emerging Powers Investment and Development Aid

Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Research Hall, #163

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In 2010, George Mason University hosted a conference titled "The New South-South Dynamic in Global Affairs: A Changing World Order?" The Global Affairs Seminar at Mason will revisit this conference with an afternoon of panel discussions focused on investment and development aid on Thursday, January 31, 2018. We envision two panels (1-5pm) followed by a reception at our Fairfax campus. We welcome presenters and audience members from all disciplines.

Please direct inquiries and proposal submissions to Johanna Bockman jbockman@gmu.edu by Friday, December 7, 2018. Include the following with your submission:

  • Name, institution, and program of study
  • Title and a brief abstract (approximately 200 words)
  • Current CV

Our confirmed panelists are Johanna Bockman (Global Affairs, Mason), Manjusha Nair (Sociology and Anthropology, Mason), Agnieszka Paczynska (School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Mason), and Byunghwan Son (Global Affairs, Mason). 

The Global Affairs Seminar has been established to encourage and explore the most cutting edge research in globalization studies. The Seminar is sponsored by the Global Affairs Program and Global Programs. Our seminar schedule is:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018: Ilana Feldman, Professor of Anthropology, History, and International Affairs at George Washington University, "Humanitarian Predicaments: Protracted Displacement and Palestinian Refugee Politics," Merten Hall 1201, 5-7pm.

Thursday, January 31, 2019: Revisiting South-South/BRICs/Emerging Powers Investment and Development Aid panel discussion.

February 2019: Russian politics today (details TBA).

March 2019: Latin American Studies (details TBA).

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