GSN Conference 2008

The Globalization Studies Network (GSN) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are pleased to invite participation in the fourth GSN Conference, to be held at CIGI on 25-27 August 2008.

The special theme of the fourth GSN conference is curbing the uncivil potentials of contemporary globalization. Today's trends towards a more global world involve productive forces of "civil society" that can help to uplift millions from poverty, deprivation and degradation. At the same time, however, globalization can also unleash destructive forces of "uncivil society." Some of the cross-cutting topics that the conference will speak to include:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Transnational Crime
  • Money Laundering
  • Terrorism
  • Arms Trafficking
  • Disease/Health Security

The challenge for policy is how best to harness the positive possibilities of globalization while muting the disruptive aspects and taming the destructive forces. Strategies to this end could entail combinations of local action, national legislation, regional rules, and global regimes, involving both official and nonofficial actors at each level. Paper and panel proposals that explore innovative regulatory designs to curb uncivil consequences of globalization are therefore particularly encouraged. In the GSN tradition, the conference at CIGI aims once again to integrate academic research and policy experience by bringing together scholars and practitioners. In the interdisciplinary spirit of GSN, contributions are invited from fields including Business Studies, Economics, Geography, History, International Relations, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology.

For inquiries, please feel free to contact

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CIGI and GSN look forward to welcoming you.

Dr. Jorge Heine and Dr. Ramesh Thakur
Conference Co-Chairs

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