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Global studies lectureship at University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year, full-time position as Visiting Lecturer in Global Studies for the 2021-2022 academic year. Teaching obligations involve 18 credit hours (6 courses) and will include several sections of PS 0550, Introduction to Global Studies, a course the Department offers in close coordination with Pitt’s Global Studies Center. Additional teaching will depend on the interests of the successful candidate (e.g., courses in comparative politics, international relations, or political theory). We are particularly interested in candidates who could offer upper-level courses in political theory that complement our existing offerings (e.g., courses in non-western or comparative political theory, post-colonial theory, etc.) as well as in comparative politics or international relations.  All applicants should explain their qualifications to teach Intro to Global Studies (a large-format lecture course) and describe what additional courses they might offer.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled; applications received by the deadline will receive full consideration.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 31, 2021. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, teaching portfolio, and two letters of reference (email letters of recommendation to Wynn Maloney at 

Please apply to the University of Pittsburgh’s Talent Center,  The position requisition number is 21001153.

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Moscow Global Studies Conference 15-18 June 2021

On June 15-18, 2021 the Faculty of Global Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University will hold the 7th International Scientific Conference “Topical Issues of Global Studies: Global Development and “Limits to Growth” in the 21st century”

The Conference will discuss topical issues of global studies and will provide the results of the work of the interdisciplinary scientific and educational school of Lomonosov Moscow State University “Mathematical methods of complex system analysis”. The Conference is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the first human space flight, as well as to the memory of Arkady Dmitrievich Ursul – one of the first researchers of global problems and processes:
The main topics of the Conference are related to the scientific heritage of A.D. Ursul:

  • Philosophy of Space Exploration
  • Philosophy of Information
  • Social Informatics
  • Noosphere Studies
  • Evolutionary Globalistics
  • Educational Globalistics
  • Space Globalistics
  • Noosphere-oriented Theory of Sustainable Development
  • Global Development
  • Futurology, etc.

Due to the coronavirus infection pandemic (COVID-19), we, unfortunately, do not know when the borders of Russia will be open for all countries, thus, we suppose that our foreign participants can take part at the Conference online via Zoom. Stay safe and be healthy!

To participate in the Conference please submit an application form and abstracts by filling in the electronic form on the conference website.


Lecture: Global Education for a Post-Pandemic World (31 March)

Speaker: Allison Witt, Teaching Associate Professor in Global Studies in Education and Program Leader for the International Education Administration and Leadership program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date: 3/31/2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Central Standard Time

Rather than returning to pre-pandemic normal, Higher Education must reexamine strategies for internationalization. This discussion examines previous models of internationalization to consider how socially unjust neoliberalism has infected practices. In this moment, higher education must radically reimagine the practice and possibilities of internationalization for responding to the generation of students who know that they live in a deeply connected, unjust world and need strategies to live in it.


Sponsor: Center for Global Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Capitol Insurrection in Global Perspective (Talk at U. Pittsburgh 26 Feb 2021)

Global Studies Center- University of Pittsburgh

Lecture: 26 February 2021 12 pm EST . To Join:

Many Americans, including most commentators in the mainstream media, have tried to make sense of the events of January 6, 2021, in terms of US racism, QAnon, and Trumpism – as a distinctly American phenomenon. Those are of course crucial parts of the story but treated in isolation from global processes, that story is incomplete and dangerously misleading. 

This panel will explore the urgency of situating the Capitol Insurrection in a broader historical and transnational framework highlighting the complex dynamics of empire and colonialism, global white supremacy, militarized and racialized policing, and neoliberal capitalism.

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