Global Fridays started in the Fall semester 2006. It serves as a forum for faculty and students interested in all things ‘global’. It brings internationally renowned speakers to UNBC to talk on their research and provides an opportunity for UNBC faculty to share their research findings. International speakers have included: Walden Bello (University of the Philippines), Boris Kagarlitsky (Institute of Globalization and Social Movements, Moscow), Pun Ngai (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and Jose Pablo Baraybar (President, Latin American Association of Forensic Anthropologists).
Meeting six to eight times a semester, it is open to all and covers a wide range of topics and disciplines.
Global Fridays meets from noon – 1.30 pm. Join us for some new perspectives on global processes. From September 2016, Global Fridays will be run by a team consisting of:
Dr. Nathan Andrews (Global & International Studies)
Dr. Paul Bowles (Economics and Global & International Studies)
Dr. Monica Mattfeld (English & History)
Dr. Zoe Meletis (Geography)
Dr. Tristan Pearce (Global & International Studies)
Dr. Angèle Smith (Anthropology)
Dr. Gary Wilson (Political Science)
If you have suggestions for speakers, please let any one of them know.
Funding for the series is provided by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences.