Pittsburgh 2016

Ninth Annual Global Studies Consortium meeting (2016)

23-26 June 2016.

The 2016  Global Studies Consortium meeting was hosted by the World History Center and the Global Studies Center at the University of 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