Topic Pages

The Topic Pages provide information in video form from faculty members on a topic in Global Studies.

Global Studies Topic Pages Video Resources

Culture and Globalization:

Mary Arends Kuenning, Associate Professor of Agriculture and Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, discusses how globalization can affect culture.

Food Security:

Dr. Alex Winter-Nelson, Professor of Agriculture and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, talks about reasons for the existence of hunger and extreme poverty and what can be done about it.

Wealth and Poverty:

Ken E. Salo, Professor for Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and Dr. Hadi Esfahini, Professor of Economics and the Director of the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois discuss reasons for income inequality in different parts of the world and what is or can be done about it.

Global Society:

Dr. Edward Kolodziej, Emeritus Research Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, talks about a range of issues affecting Global Society.

Language and Globalization:

Dr. Rakesh Bhatt, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, explains how globalization affects spoken languages and language education.

Global Governance:

Dr. John Vasquez, Professor of Political Science and Specialist of International Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and Dr. Robert Pahre, Professor of Political Science and Director of the European Union Center at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, explain global governance systems.

Human Rights:

Dr. Ellen Moodie, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, explains human rights and globalization using the example of El Salvador.

Nuclear Weapons:

Dr. Colin Flint, Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Program in Arms Control, Disarment and International Security, and Dr. John Vasquez, Professor of Political Science and Specialist in International Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, discuss nuclear weapons, global terrorism and global governance.

Sustainable Development:

Dr. Zsuzsa Gille, Associate Professor of LAS Global Studies and Sociology, Dr. Jesse Ribot, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Director of the Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy (SDEP) Initiative, and Dr. Robert Pahre, Professor of Political Science and Director of the European Union, discuss sustainable development and environmental policies and implications.

Global Warming Resources:

Dr. Michael Schlesinger, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Director of the Climate Research Group, discusses evidence for global warming and policy for climate change.

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