Keynote lecture by Geert De Neve – November 16, 2017

After Rana Plaza

Rethinking the Health and Safety of Global Garment Workers

Since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka in 2013 and a series of factory fires across South Asia, the global dynamics of outsourcing and subcontracting have come under renewed scrutiny by academics, activists, policy makers and governments alike. Focusing on the ‘health and safety’ of garments workers in South Asia, the lecture reviews recent interdisciplinary research on the well-being of workers producing garments for global markets. Read more

Public Lecture Series 2017

Globalisation and Crisis

Border fence on rolling hills

The interdisciplinary Ghent Centre for Global Studies at Ghent University has the honour of inviting you to its annual public lecture series, from February to May 2017. This year’s theme is Globalisation and Crisis. Crisis is omnipresent in our contemporary globalised world: from the financial crisis to the environmental crisis, from the refugee crisis to political crisis. The GCGS has invited international experts to offer critical and cutting-edge analyses of these different (discourses of) crisis from an interdisciplinary perspective. Read more

Call for applications – EMGS 2017-2018

Erasmus Mundus Master Global Studies: A European Perspective

The 2017 application round for the Master programme Global Studies – A European Perspective and the Erasmus Mundus grant will open February 1st, 2017 and therefore we herewith would like to encourage all suitable candidates to apply for the programme. Read more

GCGS edited volume

De hermaakbare wereld? Essays over globalisering

Remaking the world? Essays on Globalisation – New edited volume in Dutch

The Ghent Centre for Global Studies is proud to announce the publication of the peer-reviewed edited volume De hermaakbare wereld? Essays over globalisering (Remaking the world? Essays on globalisation). This collection of essays by the research groups of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies wants to contribute to the societal debate on globalisation, making ongoing Global Studies research at the GCGS accessible to a wider (non-academic) audience in (Dutch-speaking) Belgium and the Netherlands. Read more

Lecture by Dr. Martin Ottovay Jorgensen (Aalborg University) – October 21, 2016

Critical Global Studies and the Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations.

Capturing the Global with a Multilateral Frontier Framework.

Martin Ottovay Jorgensen is a post-doc researcher and lecturer at the Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier, Aalborg University, Denmark, and affiliated to the CCC research group, member of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies. Read more

Keynote lecture by Anna Tsing – October 20, 2016

Others without history:

plants as agility-shifting actors in the trajectory of capitalism

Colonial plantations remade human nature, setting in motion the forms of “race” we know today.  Plantations also remade the nature of other organisms, and not just through breeding.  Pests, weeds, and pathogens changed their habits of growth and reproduction in the plantation, and some developed newly virulent trajectories as “creatures of empire.” Read more