Head shot of Paul Amar

A New Global Studies? Global-South Perspectives, Activist Engagement, Interdisciplinary Innovation

Join us for a public lecture with Paul Amar, Professor, and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies

In this talk, Prof. Paul Amar, recent Department Chair and founder of the PhD program in the Department of Global Studies and current Director of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will highlight some of the most exciting trends in the evolving field of Global Studies.  He will map the centering of perspectives and scholars from the Global South and the shift in research ethics from extraction toward community partnerships and public action. And he will identify the challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary institution-building in the context of austerity politics and isolationist anti-globalism.