Religion and Global Civil Society

This project was sponsored by the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and funded by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The project organized a series of workshops involving both academic experts and leaders of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide humanitarian aid and services in […]

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Archive News: Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs

Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs (Oxford University Press, 2012) Editors: Richard Falk, University of California, Santa Barbara Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California, Santa Barbara Vesselin Popovski, United Nations University, Tokyo Managing Editor: Victor Faessel, University of California, Santa Barbara Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs focuses on the problematic relationship between legality and legitimacy […]

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Archive News: The Encyclopedia of Global Studies

The Encyclopedia Of Global Studies Editors-in-Chief: Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California Santa Barbara Helmut Anheier, University of California, Los Angeles and Heidelberg University Managing Editor: Victor Faessel, University of California, Santa Barbara This four-volume Encyclopedia of Global Studies was published in 2012 by Sage Publications and distributed worldwide. It is the first encyclopedia of its […]

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Archived News: 2011 Lecture Series

The Orfalea Center hosts a series of free one-hour lectures for the general public and campus community on topics of global and transnational interest. The format consists of concise half-hour talks by speakers from the worlds of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), diplomacy, journalism, and academia from across the UCSB campus and beyond, highlighting perspectives on […]

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Archive News: Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy

http://www.global.ucsb.edu/climateproject/index.html The project considers climate change and ecological balance from the perspective of democracy and human rights, and more broadly, human security. One part of this consideration involves concern about the tendency of governments under pressures to move toward more authoritarian models of governance. Another part involves exploring whether an accelerated program of development of […]

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Archive News: GAIA

Global, Area, and International Archive is a peer-reviewed publications program. GAIA is an initiative of the division of International and Area Studies, University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the University of California Press, the California Digital Library, and international research programs across the University of California system. Its aim is to represent the best traditions […]

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Archive news: Global Futures 2030 Project

The 2030 Project on Global Prospects was jointly sponsored by the Orfalea Center and the United Nations University, Tokyo. The four-year project, chaired by Orfalea Center Fellow Richard Falk, considered future challenges given current trends, and tried to reflect on alternative scenarios projected to the year 2030. The project hopes to produce a publishable series […]

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Archive News: Global-e

Global-e was conceived as a forum for timely commentary regarding global events, processes, and issues. Each number features a brief essay authored by leading scholars and practitioners, offering provocative reflections on a range of topics with the aim of stimulating discussion among the global studies community. The aim is both to encourage the circulation of commentary […]

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Archive News: Religion & Global Civil Society

http://www.global.ucsb.edu/luceproject/ A five-year project funded by the Henry Luce Foundation consisting of a series of workshops on religion in civil society. These workshops involved both academic experts and leaders of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide humanitarian aid and services in Latin America, in East, South, and Southeast Asia, in Africa, and in the Middle […]

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