The Many Faces of Globalization (Autumn Semester)*



Globalization is one of the most contested concepts of the last decade. What does it mean to live in a “global” world? What are the implications of international flows for politics, culture and social structures? The set of courses, offered by prominent sociologists, political scientists and communication scholars, addresses these questions (and others) through two perspectives: globalization processes from a bird’s-eye view and globalization as expressed at the Israeli “receiving end.” The courses will provide students with both theoretical foundations and hands-on experiences of negotiating and finding solutions to globalization-oriented problems.



List of Courses

Culture and Inequality in Global Perspective

Dr. Joshua Guetzkow, Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the Institute of


Globalization, Technology and Minorities
Dr. Elyakim Kislev, The Federmann School of Public Policy and Government


Global Protest Communication
Dr. Christian Baden, Department of Communication and Journalism


Globalization and Solidarity: Culture in the Struggle against Apartheid South Africa

Prof. Louise Bethlehem, Department of English and the Program in Cultural Studies


Introduction to International Development
Dr. Reut Barak Weekes, Glocal International Development


Terrorism Docudrama: Political Violence, Cinema and Television in the Global

Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Department of Communication and Journalism


Environment, Society, Community and Development

Prof. David A. Sonnenfeld, Dept. of Environmental Studies, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Fostery 


Cybersecurity: technology, policy, and politics

Dr. Dmitry Epstein, Department of Communication and Journalism


The Transition to a Low Carbon Society: Israel as a Lab*
Prof. Itay Fischhendler, Department of Geography, Environment and Geoinformatics

(A special workshop, will take place in April)