Global Studies Links

Global Studies Association

Introduction from their website: The Global Studies Association (GSA) is a new and multi-disciplinary scholarly association. This venture is supported by a group of scholars world-wide who wish to collaborate in order to better understand the vast transformations which are sweeping across our world. Accordingly, the GSA was inaugurated and an executive committee was elected on July 6th, 2000 during an international conference organized by the Institute for Global Studies and the Department of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University. The North American branch of the GSA was established at our first international conference at Loyola University, Chicago in May of 2002. Membership includes academics and activists from Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America.

Global Studies Consortium

Introduction from their website: In this critical moment in the life of universities around the world, academic programs have responded to the forces of globalization in creative ways, conducing to new graduate programs in global studies. The purposes of this consortium are to promote and facilitate graduate teaching programs in global studies and to foster cooperation among them. The consortium is open to any academic program in the world that offers a graduate M.A., M.Sc., M.Phil., or Ph.D. related to global studies. It includes programs that are transnational, transcultural, global/local, world systems, or cross area, and that are hospitable to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches within the humanities and social sciences to global studies. 

Asian Association for Global Studies

Introduction from their website: Founded in 2005, the Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS) is a professional organization for scholars and educators in Asia who are interested in and actively contribute to the development of global studies as a research and teaching field. Its primary focus is on Asia's changing international status and the impact of globalization on Asia, though it also supports work by members on other themes and world regions. The AAGS strives to promote innovative research and alternative perspectives on issues of international significance. It particularly encourages cross-disciplinary and transnational theoretical approaches that dissolve traditional academic boundaries and relate local events to wider global processes. The association also functions as an open forum for the expression of regional opinions and viewpoints that might otherwise go unheard in the English-speaking world.