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     The Santa Barbara Global Studies Conference


February 22 – 23, 2013
University of California, Santa Barbara

Call for Panel and Paper Proposals

The University of California, Santa Barbara’s 2013 interdisciplinary global studies conference invites scholars, established and in the graduate stage, to present panel proposals and papers under the general rubric of horizons. This theme may therefore be taken up at many levels: from global history to the global future and the prognostication of trends; from issues of state boundaries and sovereignty to the flows that often transgress them, i.e. migration, trafficking, pollution, and terrorism; from current directions and themes to emerging paradigms within the field of global studies itself. The conference invites panels and papers that engage—from theoretical and methodological perspectives across the academic spectrum—topics such as (but not limited to):

global political economy

identity and boundary politics

human rights

religion, secularism


social movements

climate change, environment

technology, innovation




(former Mexican Foreign Secretary)
Author of Migration in the Contemporary Global Setting

Immigration in Global Perspective
Friday, February 22, 2013
Campbell Hall



Horizons of Global History
Friday, February 22, 2013
Corwin Pavilion

Akira Iriye (Harvard)
Dominic Sachsenmaier (Jacobs-University, Bremen)
Jan Nederveen Pieterse (UC Santa Barbara)

Erika Rappaport (UC Santa Barbara)


We strongly encourage proposals for fully constituted panels with identified panelists and paper topics. Individual paper submissions are also invited. Faculty participation in graduate student panels is encouraged.

Unfortunately, student travel funds are not available.

Panel proposals should include a 300 word maximum abstract describing the overall panel topic and individual 15-20 minute presentations, a list of 5-7 keywords and be submitted with a roster of participantsIndividual proposals should include a 250-word maximum abstract and a list of 5-7 keywords.


All proposals are due by Friday, January 4, 2013. 

Panel leaders and individual presenters will be notified of acceptance by Tuesday, January 15, 2013.


Download the participant registration form and submit as an email attachment to: sbgsc@orfaleacenter.ucsb.edu or by fax to 805-893-6098.

Conference planning committee:

Mark Juergensmeyer (Director, Orfalea Center)
Alison Brysk (Mellichamp Professor, G&IS)
Eve Darian-Smith (G&IS)
Richard Falk (G&IS)
Giles Gunn (G&IS)
Jan Nederveen Pieterse (Mellichamp Professor, G&IS)

More information and updates at the conference website:

Hosted by the Orfalea Center and the faculty of
Global & International Studies at UCSB



Orfalea Center