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Globalization Trends 2040: Demography, Environment, Technology

Manfred B. Steger, one of the most renowned researchers in the field of global studies, offers his expertise in a total of four public lectures on topics related to the diverse dynamics of globalization.

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  • Date: 21.10.2021, 9.00 - 11.00 CET
  • Place: Online on Zoom
  • Typology: Public Lecture

Past, present and future of globalization

We are honored and so very excited to welcome Manfred B. Steger, Professor of Global and Transnational Sociology at the University of Hawaii-Mānoa as Distinguished Global Fellow 2021 at the Center for Advanced Studies. Up until December 2021, Manfred Steger will provide his expertise as one of the most acclaimed researchers in the field of Global Studies to the scientists at Eurac Research and to the broader public. Since globalization affects everyone, there will be four public lectures open to all interested parties.

3rd Public Lecture

Globalization Trends 2040: Demography, Environment, Technology

21.10.2021 | 9 – 11 am

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Where is globalization headed in the next twenty years? Reading large data sets through his theoretical framework of globalization, Professor Manfred Steger examines global trends related to three social dimensions: demographic change, ecological interdependencies, and technological networks. During the coming two decades, the world will face more intense global challenges ranging from climate change to disruptions from new technologies and profound demographic shifts in the form of mass migrations from the global South and aging populations in the global North. Increasing fragmentation, disjuncture, and contestation will co-exist with adaptation and new opportunities for human development. The pace and reach of digital technology will transform people’s experiences while accelerating climate change will exacerbate risks to all life forms on our planet. The talk ends with the short discussion of two possible future scenarios: (1) post-catastrophic transformation; and (2) the digitization of lifeworlds.


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