Global Studies Consortium

Pittsburgh 2016

Ninth meeting of the Global Studies Consortium

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH World History Center/Global Studies Center

Ninth Annual Global Studies Consortium meeting (2016)

23-26 June 2016.

The World History Center and the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh look forward to welcoming members and interested colleagues to the Ninth Annual Global Studies Consortium meeting. 

Questions on arrivals, housing, and other logistics may be directed to Dr. David T. Ruvolo (World History Center) at We anticipate a great discussion and will be happy to see you in Pittsburgh!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


15.00-20.00    Registration at hotel

Evening     Dinner on your own

20.00        Nightcap at hotel

Thursday, 23 June 2016

09.30 City Tour: The Global and the Local, the Global in the Local

Tour highlights

  • Setting of the truly first World War (Seven Years War)
  • Gilded Age
  • Rise of industrial monopolistic capitalism
  • Global migration in Pittsburgh neighborhoods
  • Local experiences of the global industrial age and post-industrial shift

(Lunch provided)

15.00    Return to hotel; rest

18.30    Welcome dinner

(Jackson Library Room, Pennsylvania Athletic Association)

  • Introduction: Michael Goodhart (Political Science, Incoming 2017 Director, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh)
  • Keynote: Phil Williams (Director, Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, University of Pittsburgh)

Friday, 24 June 2016

Academic Workshop: Global Perspectives on Global Health: Interdisciplinary explorations

(Posvar 3911)

09.00  Welcome and Introduction (½ hr.)

  • Michael Goodhart (University of Pittsburgh)

09.30  Session 1.  What is Global Health? (1 ½ hr.)

  • Thuy Bui (Health Equity, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine); author, Reflection in Global Health
  • Consortium interlocutor: Stephen Atwood (Thammasat University, Pathumthani)

11.00  Coffee break

11.30  Session 2.  Global Health in historical perspective (1 ½ hr.)

  • Mari Webel (University of Pittsburgh World History Center, Department of History)
  • Consortium interlocutor: Erica Johnson (Global Studies, UNC Chapel Hill)

13.00  Lunch: Conflict Kitchen boxed lunch (outside, if weather is good)

14.30  Session 3.  Terrorism & Global Human Security (1 ½ hr.)

  • Phil Williams (Director, Ridgway Center for International Security Studies)
  • Consortium interlocutor: Paul Amar (Global and International Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara)

16.00  Wrap-up (½ hr.)

  • Diego Holstein (Interim Director, World History Center, University of Pittsburgh)

16.30  Free time – rest or recreate

Evening  Dinner on your own

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Global Studies Consortium Meeting

(Posvar 3911)

09.00   Coffee available

09.45 Saturday Plenary: Introductions of new and existing participant-programs

  • Chair and Moderator: Patrick Manning (University of Pittsburgh Mellon Professor of History; former Director, World History Center: President, American Historical Association)

10:30  Concurrent sessions (2):

1A  Member panel: GSC Student Mobility Consortium (Posvar 3701)

 Focus question. How is student mobility vital to a global education?

  • David Wank (Graduate Program in Global Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo)
  • Jaroslaw Jarzabek (Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Institute of International Studies, University of Wrocław)

1B        Member panel: Alumni Surveys/Career Tracking (Posvar 3700)
Focus question. What to do with a Global Studies degree (findings of alumni surveys)?

  • Konstanze Loeke (Global and European Studies Institute, University of Leipzig/Erasmus Mundus)
  • Elaine Linn (Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh)

Noon        Lunch provided (Sausalido)

13:30        Concurrent sessions (2):
2A  Member panel: Publishing initiatives (UC Press, global–e, etc.) (Posvar 3701)
Focus question. Publishing and Consortium visibility: university presses, new platforms?

  • Victor Faessel (Secretary, Global Studies Consortium; University of California at Santa Barbara)
  • David Famiano (Journals Publisher, University of California Press)

2B  Member panel: Linked Degrees in Global Studies (Posvar 3700)
Focus question. What are the ways of navigating multiple bureaucracies and spanning curriculums in linked degrees in Global Studies?

  • Evelyn Davidheiser (Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota)
  • Paul Amar (Global Studies Department, University of California at Santa Barbara)

15.00  Coffee break

15:30  Concurrent sessions (2):

3A  Member panel: Methodology, Interdisciplinarity and field-specific skills (Posvar 3701)
Focus question. How do we teach global content across disciplines?  The problem of expertise

  • Patrick Manning (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Interlocutor: Mark Juergensmeyer (Global Studies Department, University of California at Santa Barbara)

3B  Member panel: Global Health Education in the context of global studies (Posvar 3700)

Focus question. What’s the best balance of medical and social approaches?

  • Stephen J. Atwood (Thammasat University, Pathumthani)
  • Interlocutor: Jessica Pickett (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

17.00   Sessions end; global understanding through dumplings (Posvar 4130)

Sunday, 26 June 201

Sunday Plenary and Business Meeting (Posvar 3911)
08.45  Coffee available
09.00  GSC Past and Future: Preliminary discussion toward 2017/2018 (1½ hr.)

  • Chair and Moderator: David Wank (Sophia University)

10.30  Concluding remarks (¼ hr.)

  • Mark Juergensmeyer (University of California at Santa Barbara)

10:45 Global Studies Consortium Business Meeting (1½ hr.)

  • Chair and Moderator: Victor Faessel (University of California at Santa Barbara)

Note: Voting on agenda items of the GSC Business Meeting is restricted to full member institutions, but non-member participants or GSC meeting observers may attend on a non-voting basis.

12.15  Adjournment and departures

Optional afternoon excursions:

  1. Back to Local (a Contemporary Look at Pittsburgh)
  2. Tour (by preferences):
  • Andy Warhol Museum
  • Mattress Factory
  • Phipps Conservatory
  • the Renewable Energy Laboratory