Post-Pandemic Global Studies in an Era of Neo-Nationalism

A Zoom Roundtable honoring Mark Juergensmeyer, with a tribute to Victor Faessel

Thursday, June 17th, 2021 | 3:00 – 6:00 pm (PDT) | Zoom: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/88313850943
 
Please join the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies as we honor and pay tribute to the founding Director and Program Director of the Center.
 

Honorees

Mark Juergensmeyer is professor of global studies,professor of sociology, and affiliate professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the founding director of the Global and International Studies Program and the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies. He is an expert on religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics

Victor Faessel is Associate Director of the Mellichamp Initiative on 21st Century Global Dynamics and managing editor of the online global studies journal, global-e at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously he was founding Program Director of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at UCSB (2006 to 2016) and he has served as secretary of the Global Studies Consortium since its establishment in 2007.

Program

3:00PM (Pacific Time) Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Paul Orfalea (Audacious Foundation)
  • Charlie Hale (SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences, UCSB)
  • Paul Amar (Director, Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, UCSB)

Roundtable I (3:15): Future Trends in the Field and its Applications to Current Crises

“Is global studies prepared for global warming, new pandemics, the rejection of globalization and other crises of the future?”

  • Saskia Sassen (Columbia University)
  • Richard Falk (Princeton University)
  • Matthias Middell (Leipzig University)
 

Roundtable II (4:00): Innovations in Teaching and Research Methods of Global Studies

“Does global studies need its own distinct methods of teaching and research?”

  • David Wank (Sophia University, Tokyo)
  • Paul James (University of Western Sydney)
  • Changgang Guo (Shanghai University)
 

Roundtable III (4:45): Global Studies and Neo-Nationalism

“Is neo-nationalism global or is it a revolt against globalism?”

  • Manfred Steger (University of Hawaii)
  • Praveen Singh (Ambedkar University, Delhi)
  • Jie-Hyun Lim (Sogang University, Korea)
 

5:30 Open Discussion 

6:00 Closing Remarks and Tribute to Victor Faessel

BIOS

Mark Juergensmeyer – Professor of Global Studies, Professor of Sociology, and Affiliate
Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the
founding director of the Global and International Studies Program and the Orfalea Center for
Global and International Studies

Paul Orfalea – founder of the Audacious Foundation and Co-Founder of the Orfalea Family
Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA; founder and CEO of Kinko’s (1970-2004)

Charlie Hale – SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences, and Professor in the
Department of Anthropology and the Department of Global Studies at UC Santa Barbara

Paul Amar – Director, Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, and Professor in the
Department of Global Studies at UC Santa Barbara

Saskia Sassen – Professor of Sociology at Columbia University

Richard Falk – Professor emeritus of Law at Princeton University and Distinguished Fellow of the
Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at UC Santa Barbara

Matthias Middell – Professor of cultural history and Director of the Global and European
Studies Institute at Leipzig University in Germany

David Wank – Professor of Sociology and Professor in the Graduate Program of Global Studies
at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan

Paul James – Professor of Globalization and Cultural Diversity in the Institute for Culture and
Society at Western Sydney University in Australia

Changgang GUO – Professor and Director of the Center for Global Studies, and Director for
Humanities and Social Sciences Research at Shanghai University in China

Manfred B. Steger – Professor of Global and Transnational Sociology at the University of Hawai’i
at Mānoa, and Global Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Culture & Society at Western
Sydney University, Australia

Praveen Singh – Dean of the School of Global Affairs at Ambedkar University in Delhi, India

Jie-Hyun Lim – Professor of European Intellectual History and Director of the Critical Global
Studies Institute at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea

Victor Faessel – Associate Director, Mellichamp 21 st Century Global Dynamics Initiative and
Program Director (2006-2016), Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at UCSB