Moscow 2018

Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Global Studies Consortium

Including the Fifth International Scientific Conference “Pressing Issues in Global Studies: Global Values”

June 8-10, 2018

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Draft Program

Wednesday 6 June

Check in to accommodation at the AZIMUT Hotel Smolenskaya Moscow.

Thursday June 7

Excursion program.

18.00 – Welcome dinner at the restaurant of the AZIMUT Hotel Smolenskaya Moscow.

June 8, Friday

5th International Scientific Conference “Pressing Issues in Global Studies: Global Values”

Venue:  Conference Hall (4th floor), Lomonosov Moscow State University, 4th Humanitarian Faculties Campus, B block

10.00-11.00 Registration of conference participants
Foyer in front of the conference hall

11.00-12.30 Opening ceremony and plenary session 1

  1. Values of the global world
    Professor Ilyin I.V. and Professor Leonova О.G.
  2. Scientific aspects of the strategy and establishment of a sustainable multipolar world order based on dialogue and partnership of civilizations
    Academic Akayev А.А., Academic Yakovets J.V.
  3. Values of the global world: the outcome of the study
    Assistant Professor Aleshkovskiy I.А., Assistant Professor Andreev А.I., Assistant Professor Gasparishvili А.Т.
  4. Global world: conflict of interests
    Professor Chumakov А.N.

12.30-13.00 Coffee break
Foyer in front of the conference hall

13.00-14.00 Plenary session 2

  1. Global Values
    Doctor of Economics Bоndarenko V.М.
  2. Title to be determined
    Professor Sagomonyan А.А.
  3. Value systems of modern societies as a resource of international agreement
    Professor Smakotina N.L.

14.00-15.00 Lunch Break

15.00-16.30 Plenary session 3

16.30-17.00 Coffee break
Foyer in front of the conference hall

17.00-18.00 Plenary session 4

18.00 – Buffet dinner
Justinian Cafe

Saturday 9 June

Global Studies Consortium, Day 1

Venue: Auditorium 509 (5th floor), Lomonosov Moscow State University, 4th Humanitarian Faculties Campus, B block

10.00-11.15 Opening ceremony and Session 1: Topical themes/substantive issues in global studies: “Globalization’s ‘Losers’/Anti-Globalization”


  • Mark Juergensmeyer (UCSB)
  • Ilya Ilyin (LMSU)


  • GUO Changgang (Shanghai)
  • Karim Hagag (American U Cairo)
  • Rubin Zemon (Euro-Balkan U)
  • Nguyen Viet Khoi (Vietnam Nat’l U)

An informal discussion of perspectives on anti-globalization as it impacts on teaching, curriculum, and the many institutional and broader national cultures within which global studies programs are embedded. How are globalization’s “losers” affecting the shape and prospects of global studies programs today?

11.15-11.30 Coffee break
Foyer in front of the Auditorium

11.30-12.45 Session 2: Graduate Global Studies Curricula: Conveying the Program Focus

Chair: Erica Johnson (UNC)


  • A. Platz (Aarhus)
  • A. Bailey (HK Baptist)
  • V. Wittmann (Linz)
  • P. Alcaraz (IBEI/Barcelona)
  • A. Gasparishvilli (LMSU) – Moscow State U’s global studies survey

The discussion should focus on how the question “What is Global Studies?” is framed and conveyed in the graduate curriculum, in keeping with a program’s unique perspective. How self-consciously does the introductory graduate curriculum address the particular take on the discipline? Through what combination of readings, methodological emphases, projects, and other activities is the program’s understanding of the field conveyed?

12.45-13.00 Coffee break

13.00-14.00 Session 3: Global Studies Publications

Chair: Aigul Kulnazarova (Tama U)

Updates on Consortium-related and -relevant publication opportunities from:

  • Hagen Schultz-Forberg (Aarhus) – UC Press Global Perspectives [via Skype]
  • Ivan Aleshovsky (LMSU) – MSU publication initiatives
  • Paul Battersby (RMIT) – student-led Global Studies ‘magazine’ at RMIT
  • [Victor Faessel (UCSB) —- will offer session on global-e journal on Sunday after Business Mtg. if desired]

14.00-15.15 Lunch Session – New Program Introductions

Brief (10 minutes each) introductions of already existing MA/MS/PhD programs in global/transnational studies

Session lead: Michael Goodhart (Pittsburgh)


  • U. Linz (Veronika Wittmann)
  • Euro-Balkan U. (Rubin Zemon)
  • U. Urbino PhD Program in Global Studies (Antonello Zanfei)

15.15-16.15 Session 4: Dual / Joint Degrees

Chair: Paul Battersby (RMIT)


  • K. Klemm (Leipzig)
  • V. Dristas (Pittsburgh)
  • C. Peters (Bremen)
  • T. Burrett (Sophia)

Deliberations will address the kinds of degrees that could be developed in parallel, potential compatible structures, courses, and enrollment options. Scope will be given to explore the possibility of developing a new model for global postgraduate education that accommodates the complexities of diverse university systems.

16.15-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.30 Session 5: Graduate Mobility / Alumni Issues

Chair: Vladimir Pacheco Cueva (Aarhus)


  • ZENG G. (Shanghai)
  • G. Ahamer (Graz)
  • M. Goodhart (Pitt)
  • S. Witt (Illinois)

Monitoring Global Studies graduates’ career trajectories and academic placements may provide the GSC with data that can be used to evaluate our programs’ performance and to produce a valuable service to our members. Parallel to tracking graduate career paths is the issue of student participation at GSC meetings given that representation in our membership structure is institutional, not individual. Following on from last year’s meeting, this session welcomes thoughts on discussion points like: If the GSC should gather statistics to track GS graduate career trajectories, how should this be organized, and by whom? What would be the main purpose of graduate student participation at annual meetings? What alternatives might there be to direct student participation annually?

19.00 – Evening cultural program

Sunday 10 June

Global Studies Consortium, Day 2

Venue: Conference Hall, AZIMUT Hotel Smolenskaya Moscow.

10.00 Start; agenda to be decided

12.00 Meeting adjourns, formal close of 2018 GSC Annual Meeting

12.30 Optional Post-Business Meeting session: global-e journal update/presentation

15.00 – Cultural-entertainment program, boat trip along Moscow River

Monday 11 June

Check out and departure.