Culture and Globalization


Mary Arends Kuenning, Associate Professor of Agriculture and Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, covers three hot-button global studies topics: globalization, population control and the impact of immigration on health care and labor.

For more Center for Global Studies resources on this topic, see the Language and Culture Research Cluster.


Part 1 discusses the economic definition of and effects of globalization, using the specific examples of how globalization affected change in Bangladesh.


Part 2 discusses population growth issues using specific examples of the efforts to stabilize the population in Bangladesh and the additional complications that extend from population problems.


Part 3 discusses the impact of immigration on health care and labor and the idea of “brain drain” using the example of foreign nurses working in the US, Canada and western Europe.


For additional resources, see the following readings:


Journal Articles