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Unformatted text preview: Global 2 Introduction to Global Studies: Socioeconomic and Political Processes Instructor: Francesca Degiuli Who We Are Professor Francesca Degiuli Office Hours: Wednesday 3:30 to 5:30 in Girvetz 2306 Email: degiuli@global.ucsb.edu Who We Are Teaching Assistants: Kathryn Farquhar Caroline Le Nicolas Pascal Haiyan Wang Required Readings Patrick O'Meara, Howard D. Mehlinger and Matthew Krain (eds.), Globalization and the Challenge of a New Century: A Reader Guide to the Global Economy Isla Vista Sarah Anderson and John Cavanaugh, Field Global 2 Reader available at Grafikart in For those trying to add the class We cannot guarantee you a spot in the class. We will try our best but it's not a certainty... Please write down your name, perm number, class level, and reasons for adding the class on the sheet of paper that is circulating Decisions will be made together with the Global Studies Undergraduate Advisor Jodi Cutler and will be made public, probably, on Wednesday Course Requirements Midterm (multiple choice) 25% Wednesday, April 30th Final (multiple choice) 30% Monday, June 9th Policy Brief 30 % June 4th (due in class) Section Attendance and Participation 15% Policy Brief Assume a role, representing an actual organization Choose a target audience (government policy maker, international organization, etc.) Choose some problem discussed in class Write a memo in which you propose a solution Example: Greenpeace, International Labor Organization, WTO, Save Darfur! A Basic Knowledge of Political Geography (maps of Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia) Course Website: Moodle ACCESS IS REQUIRED: Includes required readings Changes in syllabus Supplementary materials, etc. http://moodle.id.ucsb.edu Special Events Going to special events will allow you to gain 3 extra credit points. HOW: Provide your TA with a one page summary of the event (not one copied from the description of the event but one that provides info that you couldn't have otherwise). A list of special events included for extra credit will be provided every week This Week CONFERENCE: Annual International Graduate Conference on the Cold War Friday, April 4 - Saturday, April 5 Keynote address: Emily Rosenberg (History, UC Irvine) Friday, April 4 / 1:00 PM McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 Steve Wozniak From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, and a Personal View on What Comes Next Techie guru and philanthropist Steve Wozniak helped shape modern technology when he singlehandedly designed and built the Apple I and II, effectively inventing the personal computer and cofounding Apple Computers with friend Steve Jobs. Wednesday, April 2, 2008 @ 8:00 PM, Arlington Theatre After then earning his college degree and receiving the President's National Technology Award, "Woz" retired from Apple and went on to invent such "universally" employed items as the universal remote and to coauthor the recent memoir iWoz From Computer Geek to Cult Icon. He will address current technology and what's in store for future generations. Peak Oil: How Soon? How Serious? Free public event Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in Corwin Pavilion on the UCSB campus. Petroleum Geologist Jeffrey J. Brown will discuss the impact of peak oil exports, and explain the crucial difference between total world oil supply and the availability of oil for export, including how this difference might affect US consumers. The event is sponsored by Energy Club at UCSB, and co sponsored by UCSB Student Affairs and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Jeffrey Sachs & Greg Mortenson Jeffrey Sachs: Common Wealth Economics for a Crowded Planet Director of The Earth Institute, special advisor to the United Nations SecretaryGeneral and Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs is widely considered to be the leading international economic advisor of his generation. Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World for two consecutive years. On his book The End of Poverty, The Economist raved "Book and man are brilliant, passionate, optimistic and impatient... outstanding." Sachs will address issues of equitable global prosperity as raised in his newly released book Common Wealth. Greg Mortenson: Three Cups of Tea Promoting Peace and Building Nations, One School, One Child at a Time. Cofounder of the Central Asia Institute, Pennies for Peace, and coauthor of the national bestseller Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson has helped more than 25,000 children in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan receive quality education and established more than 60 schools. He is a living hero whose tireless efforts to champion education, especially for girls, have gained the trust of Islamic leaders and government officials. Veteran newsman Tom Brokaw calls Mortenson's work, "proof that one ordinary person... really can change the world." Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 7:00 PM Arlington Theatre Overview of the Quarter Week 1: What is political and economic globalization and what are some of the theories related to it Week 2, 3 and half of 4: Overview of global regions and of current issues Week 4 (1/2) and Week 5 (1/2): We are going to look at the emerging world economy in particular: The Future of Money The Growth of a Transnational Economy Overview of the Quarter Week 6 and part of 7: We continue the exploration of the world economy and specifically look at: The Growth of Supranational Institutions Global Inequality: Is it possible to tame globalization? Part of Week 7 and Week 8: We will explore some issues related to globalization including the growth of the population, increased immigration and the privatization of the commons Week 9 and part of 10: Is globalization creating a new world order? Are NationStates under siege? What are the consequences of growing religious nationalism? what are the new geopolitical configurations in a post Cold War order? Conclusions and New Directions Terrorist Threat U.S. Response Terrorist attacks worldwide since 2001 China Rises Gallup Poll PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2008 The World is looking: Who will be the new leader of the US? UNCLE CICCIO UNCLE CICCIO and OBAMA's PANTS The Story of Stuff . ...
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