Critical Global Studies in a globalizing world

Academic Session – 28 October 2013 – 17h


Opening address by Freddy Mortier, vice-rector of Ghent University

Presentation of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies by Koen Vlassenroot
Professor of Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University

Public Lectures

‘What is Global Studies all about?’ by Matthias Middell
Professor of Global History, Director of the Global and European Studies Institute, University of Leipzig

‘What Global Ethics can do and why it matters’ by Heather Widdows
Professor of Global Ethics, Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham

‘Green networks of cities: the necessity for Global Studies’ by Peter Taylor
Professor of Human Geography, Northumbria University, Director of the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, Doctor Honoris Causa of Ghent University

Debate: Eric Vanhaute (Professor of Global History, Ghent Centre for Global Studies), John Vandaele (MO*magazine) and the audience.

Moderator: Jan-Frederik Abbeloos (De Standaard)

Followed by a reception

Location: Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent

Admission is free, but registration is required before October 21.

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