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About the Program
In August 2010, Penn State was awarded one of eleven highly competitive National Resource Center (NRC) grants from the U.S. Department of Education to support the creation and operations of the first internationally-focused NRC on Penn State’s campus.
The resulting Center for Global Studies (CGS) has, for the past three years, worked to expand the University’s commitment to global studies by enhancing multi-disciplinary collaboration; increasing the level and number of less commonly taught languages being taught at Penn State; promoting cross-disciplinary research; working with professional schools to develop workshops in global careers; hosting professional development workshops for K-12 teachers; and increasing global connections between Penn State and international universities in Turkey, Germany, and Mexico.
Renowned Sociology Professor to Lecture on Global Capitalism on April 9th
On April 9th Penn State’s Center for Global Studies and Latin American Studies program will host Professor William Robinson’s lecture “Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity.” The lecture will take place in 124 Sparks from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
William I. Robinson, professor of sociology, global and international studies, and Latin American studies at the University of California - Santa Barbara, will look at these and related topics as he discusses his forthcoming book, Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity. Robinson has published numerous books on globalism, most recently Latin America and Global Capitalism: A Critical Globalization Perspective, and A Theory of Global Capitalism: Production, Class, and State in a Transnational World.