Global Studies

Global Studies is a fast-growing cross-disciplinary field. It’s brought into being by the radical and rapid growth of global capital, global markets and a worldwide division of labor and production that in turn has an impact on politics, society and culture

Dialectics of Globalization

A one-hour video lecture at the Brecht forum in NYC by Jerry Harris, DeVry University, on the rise of the transnational capitalist class, and the conflicts it causes

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What Is Globalization?

A Brief Introduction

An 8-minute video from Wissenwerte that serves as an excellent introduction to a class discussion

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The Future of Globalization: Neo-Fascism or the Green New Deal

A one-hour lecture by Jerry Harris, which takes a deep look at how the climate crisis is cause change in global elites.

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Why is the Far-Right Rising Globally?
Walden Bello, author of “Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far-Right,” argues that the far-right is in ascendancy at the moment not only in reaction to the failures of neoliberalism, but also because of the failures of liberal democracy. Two 20 minutes videos.

Paul Krugman: Reflections on Globalization

An 80-minute lecture by the nobel-prize-winning Keynesian economist comparing today’s global markets and tradem with those of the past

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Edward Said on Orientalism

Edward Said’s book ORIENTALISM has been profoundly influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this engaging (and lavishly illustrated) interview he talks about the context within which the book was conceived, its main themes and how its original thesis relates to the contemporary understanding of “the Orient.” Said argues that the Western (especially American) understanding of the Middle East as a place full of villains and terrorists ruled by Islamic fundamentalism produces a deeply distorted image of the diversity and complexity of millions of Arab peoples. 40 minute video. Director: Sut Jhally, 1998.

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The Maidan Uprising and Civil War in the Ukraine

Volodymyr Ishchenko, a sociologist and leftist commentator, presents his perspective on the Ukrainian Maidan and the ongoing civil war. This video talk raises questions of revolution, nationalism, fascism, imperialism and the strategy which has been raised in political and academic discussions in and around the Ukraine. 55 Minutes. ACCESS HERE

Inside Job: Documentary on Global Finance

Narrated by Matt Damon, this 1:45 hour film gives a comprehensive overview for financialization and the wreckage it left in countries around the world.

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Samir Amin: Global Shifts over Six DecadesThree once-hour video lectures. Professor Samir Amin, who died in 2018, reviews the Deployment of Bandung, Neoliberalism vs Bandung, and the current Second Wave Rise of the Global South. Professor Samir Amin is one of the most prominent theorists of the political economy of development and global accumulation as well as one of the best-known analysts of Arab and African economies. ANOTHER LECTURE. ‘The Coming War on Capitalism’ Electoral representative democracy has surrendered its credibility. Oligarchies are everywhere and neo-Fascist parties are on the rise once again. Wealth continues to accumulate only to the wealthiest. How do we escape the quandary the world now finds itself in? GO HERE

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Globalism, the Nation-State and Democracy

Open University of the Left, November 19, 2011, Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Jerry Harris, 90 minute lecture with Q&A; on the Relationship between Nation-States and Democracy

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The End of Poverty?

Activist filmmaker Philippe Diaz examines the history and impact of economic inequality in the third world in the prize-winning documentary ‘The End of Poverty?’ Diaz traces the growth of global poverty back to colonization in the 15th century, and features interviews with a number of economists, sociologists, and historians who explain how poverty is the clear consequence of free-market economic policies that allow powerful nations to exploit poorer countries for their assets and keep money in the hands of the wealthy rather than distributing it more equally. 105 minutes.

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The Voices of China’s Workers?

In the ongoing debate about globalization, what’s been missing is the voices of workers — the millions of people who migrate to factories in China and other emerging countries to make goods sold all over the world. Reporter Leslie T. Chang sought out women who work in one of China’s booming megacities, and tells their stories. 15 minutes. Great discussion starter

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Understanding the Rise of China

Economist Martin Jacques asks: How do we in the West make sense of China and its phenomenal rise? The author of “When China Rules the World,” he examines why the West often puzzles over the growing power of the Chinese economy, and offers three building blocks for understanding what China is and will become

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