on Global Studies
Program on Global Studies (PoGS) is an interdisciplinary research and education initiative
PoGS is co-Directed by Juliann Allison (Political Science) and Christopher Chase-Dunn (Sociology)
The Program on Global Studies is the UCR branch of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), a multi-campus research unit of the University of California, with head offices at the University of California, San Diego.
PoGS brings humanists together with biological, social and physical scientists at UCR for research and education on global issues. PoGS supports graduate research projects by providing funding for Research Assistantships and student conference participation.
A list of the speakers we have hosted in the past is available at http://irows.ucr.edu/pogs/speakersarch.htm
· Undergraduate Global Studies Major: A UCR-wide committee led by Anthropology Professor Susan Ossman has begun an interdisciplinary undergraduate major in Global Studies that will study global and regional processes from the point of view of the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences. This proposal has been approved by the UCR Academic Senate and about 25 undergraduates have declared for this new major.
· UCR School of Public Policy : Associate Dean Anil Deolalikar and an organizing committee are working on the establishment of a UCR School of Public Policy that will engage global policy issues. A new MA in public policy with an emphasis on global studies is in the works. This new school has been approved by the UC Regents.
UC Center on Water,
Health and Society. Proposed multicampus
· Research Working Group on
Transnational Social Movements. Sociology Professor Ellen Reese and
PoGS co-director Chase-Dunn are the faculty sponsors of a research working group
on transnational social movements. Surveys have been administered at the 2005
World Social Forum in
· Eco-Indigenous Movements in the Global South. Professor Juliann Allison
(Political Science) and several UCR graduate students and undergraduates will attend the World Social Forum in Belem, Para, Brazil during the last week of January, 2009 to study the interaction of environmental and indigenous social movements.
· Mapping the
Global Small World from UCR: Network Analysis and Geographical Information Systems. Professor Robert Hanneman
(Sociology) and Hiroko Inoue (IROWS Research Associate). UCR has a diverse undergraduate student body made
up of 220 international students and many others whose families are recent
immigrants to the
POGS 0809 Speakers Series
Presented to the UCR Workshop on Global Health, September 26, 2008. Co-sponsored by the Sociology Department
CarolinaBank-Munoz ( Hunter College) “Transnational Tortillas: Race, Gender, and Shop Floor Politics in Mexicoand the ” October 2 (co-sponsored with the Labor Studies Program). United States
to the North American Southwest” October 27. Co-sponsored by the Anthropology Department
November 25. Co-sponsored by the History Department.
Symposium on “Financial Crises and Globalization,” January 13, 2009
Mike Davis (UCR) "Suburban Dustbowls?:The Crisis
William I. Robinson (UC-Santa Barbara) “Global Crisis and Alternative Futures”
Gary Dymski (UCR) “From Financial Exploitation to Global Economic Meltdown”
Co-sponsored by the Economics Department and the UCR Public Policy Initiative.
Dr. Juliann Emmons Allison, Kathy Breece, Heather Conklin, Matt Kaneshiro, Jingjing Wang
"Report Back from the 2009 World Social Forum in Amazonia" March 4, 2009. Co-sponsored by the Political Science Department.