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2017

twilight skyline, Busan, South Korea
February 28, 2017

Global studies programs at Chinese, Japanese, and Korean universities occupy a certain position in national projects that link...

February 23, 2017

The field of Global Studies encourages intellectual travel of the sort that produces wider academic horizons. But such a journey...

Muhammad 'Abduh
February 21, 2017

Citizens of Western nations raising their voices against President Trump’s travel ban to support the rights of refugees and...

Paul Robeson sings among a crowd of workers
February 16, 2017

Obama often struggled for his hold on public imagination — the foundation of people’s political empowerment. On that July day he...

February 14, 2017

Political secularism has been abandoned by those who once enthusiastically embraced the concept. It needs a new conceptual home....

Greek voters wave flags, EU referendum
February 9, 2017

It is not surprising that so many citizens disappointed by what has not been delivered by traditional political parties are now...

Tama University students meet during Rui-bin Camp session, 2012
February 7, 2017

The integration of campus teaching and training with service learning in overseas communities is particularly important, because...

Union of South American Nations flag
February 2, 2017

One might perhaps argue that the return to the Nixonian approach of "benign neglect," which is implicit in Trump’s motto, might be...

Occupy D.C. camp, McPherson Square. Washington, D.C. 2012.  Image credit: Tommaso Durante
January 26, 2017

Right-wing populism and nativism warn us that more primitive, chauvinist forms of collective political imagination are asserting...

Global Citizen magazine, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
January 19, 2017

The production, circulation and consumption of visual imagery marked as ‘global’ in media-saturated societies are increasingly...

Turkish and Russian presidents Recep Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin
January 12, 2017

Part of what makes the Turkish situation so difficult to understand is a sharp divergence in interpretation between those who focus...

screen grab of Russian President Vladimir Putin on RT network
January 10, 2017

RT’s popularity rides the same wave of discontent that has benefited “alt-right” American websites such as Breitbart News. In...

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