Globalization, once a 20th-century buzzword, is now a reality that has upended the movement of goods, capital and people. This theme sets out to track the history of the word, and to take into account its social effects and ramifications and how it has affected the players involved, from multinational corporations to a subsistence farmers. It touches on pressing issues such as the migration crisis, the rise of populism, the economic crisis, and state interdependency. The Paris Center will also interrogate its own role in the new power configuration that is “the global.”
The Global: History and Effects
For people leaving the Mediterranean, the likelihood of dying is now much higher than what it was in 2016. This is according to the Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center, Craig Spencer, MD. Spencer, coordinated Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) national epidemiological response in Guinea during the Ebola outbreak and has provided medical care onboard a MSF medical search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean.
June 20-22, the Paris Center co-hosted a three-day colloquium honoring the works of Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.
In her new book, Brazil: A Reconstruction, journalist Maria Paula Carvalho (JRN '13) shares insights on the current state of political and economic affairs in her home country.
To mark the publication of Claire Joubert’s new book Critiques de l’anglais, the Paris Center hosted a discussion surrounding the question of language in academic disciplines, in literary criticism, and in publishing
Two high school students, fighting to draw attention to horrific conditions in the violence-torn Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, were at the forefront of last night’s event at the Paris Center.
The Paris Center celebrated International Women’s Day with a program of events designed to highlight and reflect upon the ongoing struggle for gender equality.
In a time when questions of national identity and citizenship have taken on extreme importance, Atossa Abrahamian's discussion of her book, The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen was inevitably going to lead a lively evening at the Paris Center.