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27-28.05.2024

Understanding Globalization: Is globalization coming to an end?

How differentiation of knowledge is changing the world

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  • Date: 27-28.05.2024
  • Place: Eurac Research & online on Teams
  • Typology: International Conference
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4th Globalization Conference with international experts such as Manfred Steger, Jennifer Altehenger, Kathleen Schlütter, Manisha Desai, Henning Vöpel and many more.

The 4th edition of the “Understanding Globalization” series, sheds light on the production and dissemination of knowledge in a globalized world. Who produces global knowledge? Who has access to global knowledge? And how is access to knowledge prevented? Substantial changes in geopolitical developments, digitization and technology, including the growing influence of militarization, impact knowledge flows at various levels, and have created a differentiation of knowledge that is changing the world.

Regional disparities play a crucial role in this, influencing both central and decentralized knowledge dissemination. Some regions may benefit from easier access to global educational and knowledge resources – others face digital, cultural, or political divides and have far fewer opportunities. However, not all regions are committed to fostering global knowledge exchange. Some actively seek to impede or distort the flow of (scientific) knowledge, whether through restricting open access or outright bans.

These developments influence relationships, cultures, alliances, and discourses, ultimately impacting our daily lives – demanding an even more nuanced and differentiated consideration of globalization processes.

The event will be conducted in the English language.

Programm

Day 1 | 27.05.2024 | Differentiating globalization: knowledge is power!

Chair: Harald Pechlaner

14.00 – 14.05

Welcome
Roland Psenner, President of Eurac Research

14.05 – 14.20

What could differentiated globalization mean?
Harald Pechlaner, Head of the Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research
Roland Benedikter, Co-Head of the Center for Advanced Studies and UNESCO Chair in Interdisciplinary Anticipation and Global-Local Transformation, Eurac Research

14.20 – 15.00

Is Globalization coming to an end? A differentiated perspective
Manfred Steger, Professor of Transnational Sociology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu

15.00 – 15.45

Panel 2×15 minutes short presentations & discussion

  • Global circuits of knowledge production in Modern China
    Jennifer Altehenger, Professor at the Faculty of History, Oxford University
  • How to know the future of globalization? Credible scenarios
    James H. Mittelman, Professor at the School of International Service, American University
15.45 – 16.15

Coffee break

16.15 – 17.00

Knowledge production in the global condition: new possibilities, old inequalities?
Kathleen Schlütter, Research Fellow at the Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics, Leipzig University

17.00 – 18.00

Book presentation: “Globalization – Past, Present, Future”
Manfred Steger, Professor of Transnational Sociology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu
Ingrid Kofler, Sociologist at the Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Tommaso Durante, Teaching Associate at the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne

Moderation: Zoe Krueger Weisel

Day 2 | 28.05.2024 | Knowledge, imaginaries, narratives

Chair: Harald Pechlaner

09.00 – 09.30

Waves, paradigms, and narratives of globalization
Henning Vöpel, Chairman of the Center for European Policy and Professor of Economics at the BSP Business and Law School

09.30 – 10.00

At the intersection of epistemic and climate justice: notes from the field
Manisha Desai, Professor and Executive Director of The Center for Changing Systems of Power, Stony Brook University

10.00 – 10.30

Coffee break

10.30 – 11.00

Theories of globalization: a philosophical interpretation
Sebastiano Maffettone, Professor at the Free International University of Social Studies “Guido Carli”, LUISS

11.00 – 11.45

Joint Discussion

  • Henning Vöpel, Chairman of the Center for European Policy and Professor of Economics at the BSP Business and Law School
  • Manisha Desai, Professor and Executive Director of The Center for Changing Systems of Power, Stony Brook University
  • Sebastiano Maffettone, Professor at the Free International University of Social Studies “Guido Carli”, LUISS
11.45 – 12.00

Presentation Journal New Global Studies (NGS)

  • Christoph Kircher, Sociologist at the Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research
  • Roland Benedikter, Co-Head of the Center for Advanced Studies and UNESCO Chair in Interdisciplinary Anticipation and Global-Local Transformation, Eurac Research
12.15

End of the event and aperitif

Registration

Participation is free of charge and open to everyone.

Speakers

Roland Psenner

President of Eurac Research

Harald Pechlaner

Head of the Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research

Roland Benedikter

Co-Head of the Center for Advanced Studies and UNESCO Chair in Interdisciplinary Anticipation and Global-Local Transformation, Eurac Research

Manfred B. Steger

Professor of Transnational Sociology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu

Jennifer Altehenger

Professor at the Faculty of History, Oxford University

James H. Mittelman

Professor at the School of International Service, American University

Kathleen Schlütter

Research Fellow at the Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics, Leipzig University

Ingrid Kofler

Researcher and Assistant Professor in Sociology at the Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Tommaso Durante

Teaching Associate at the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne

Zoe Krueger Weisel

Researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research

Henning Vöpel

Chairman of the Center for European Policy and Professor of Economics at the BSP Business and Law School

Manisha Desai

Professor and Executive Director of The Center for Changing Systems of Power, Stony Brook University

Sebastiano Maffettone

Professor at the Free International University of Social Studies “Guido Carli”, LUISS

Christoph Kircher

Sociologist at the Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research

Organisation

Eurac Research
Center for Advanced Studies
Drususallee 1 / Viale Druso 1
39100 Bozen / Bolzano
T +39 0471 055 801
advanced.studies@eurac.edu

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