Transnational Seminar Series
The Transnational Seminar Series links University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty in the social/policy sciences and humanities with counterparts around the world through paper workshops and discussion. Directed by Jan Nederveen-Pieterse, an internationally recognized scholar of globalization and development, this workshop is sponsored by the Departments of Sociology, Political Science, Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, and the Center for Global Studies.
All Seminars meet on Fridays at 3:00 PM in 336 Lincoln Hall, unless otherwise specified.
(2005-03-04)Over the past decade, the number of students studying for higher education has grown rapidly, to around two million. Based on an interview-based research project, this paper examines how international student identities ...
(2005-03-18)Like wars, nationalist aspirations, and the natural rerouting of great rivers, globalization changes the world’s borders by bending and stretching them out of shape and thus creating new transnational spaces. State ...
(2005-02-25)In this paper, Professor Wilk discusses the relationships between increasing global interdependence, the frequently alarmist calls to maintaining a distinction between global and local communities, and the implications of ...
(2004-09-17)We know that the official attitude toward terrorism suffers from a suspension of any inquiry into causation. Government officials seldom ask what causes terror, or question their own participation in terrorist acts. Somehow, ...
Entrepreneurial urbanism and the management of the Contemporary City: the Examples of Business Improvement Districts (2005-03-11)This paper seeks to examine processes of state restructuring in exploring the ways in which Business Improvement Districts are being introduced into UK cities. In advancing the analysis the focus here is on the way in ...