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Global Studies Conference 2008

Welcome to the website of the Global Studies Conference.This Conference is to be held at the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA from 16-18 May 2008. It will address critically important issues related to globalization in the world today, as well as focusing on a special theme - the place of the United States in this process, during this crucial Presidential election year. Main Speakers include some of the leading thinkers in global studies, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations.

Participants are welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper , 60-minute workshop, jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session or a virtual session. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues. For those unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual participation is also available.

Presenters may choose to submit written papers to the Global Studies Journal, a fully refereed academic Journal. Virtual participants also have the option to submit papers for consideration by the Journal. All registered Conference participants receive a complimentary online subscription to the Journal when registration is finalised. This subscription is valid until one year after the Conference end date.

This is a Conference for any person with an interest in, and concern for, the question of globalization - including researchers, teachers and graduate students. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely Conference. Accommodation options are also available.

If you would like to know more about this Conference, bookmark the Global Studies Conference site and return for further information ─ the site is regularly updated. You may also wish to subscribe to the Conference and Journal Newsletter.

For all inquiries, please contact the Conference secretariat.



The Global Studies Conference

The Global Studies conference is to be held annually in different locations around the world, each selected for its particular place in the dynamics of globalization. This year, it is being head in Chicago and will include a special focus on the role of the United States in the global context in this critical election year. In future years, we plan to move between different locations in the ‘centre’ and ‘periphery’.

The Global Studies Journal

Conference participants can submit papers to the Global Studies Journal, before the Conference and up until one month after the Conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees' reports.

For those unable to attend the Conference in person, a virtual registration will provide participants access to the electronic version of the Journal, as well as the option to submit papers for refereeing and possible publication. For more information about the Journal please visit the Publish Your Paper page.



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Who Should Attend

  • Academics in social sciences, humanities and professional studies.
  • Research students.
  • Policy makers and public administrators.
  • Educators and trainers.
  • Social and Market Research Practitioners.

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