Global Studies Colloquium: "Three tensions in global studies"

Wednesday, April 7 at 12:30pm

The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture series, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Orfalea Endowment for the Master's Program in Global Studies.  The Colloquium Series strives to open and explore a wide range of interdisciplinary debates and their interaction and engagement with the global, hosting new guest speakers each quarter from UCSB and beyond.  The upcoming event will be hosted via Zoom on Wednesday, April 7th at 12:30pm. Zoom link is (Meeting ID: 842 4656 4996). Please see below for the featured talk:


Mark Juergensmeyer, Three tensions in global studies

                Chair: Giles B Gunn, Global studies UCSB

Three persistent tensions in global studies are 1) the focus on globalization versus global themes in specific studies, 2) the emphasis on theory and method versus problem-solving and practical training, and 3) global studies as central to the university's curriculum versus playing a role from a critical outsider perspective.


Mark Juergensmeyer is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, and founding director of the Global Studies Department and the Orfalea Center for Global Studies. He is author or editor of 30 books including the Oxford Handbook of Global Studies, Religion in Global Civil Society, and the award-winning Terror in the mind of god: The global rise of religious violence.

For more information about the Colloquium Series, please contact Professor Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Global Studies Colloquium Director:

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff


Social Sciences


global studies, colloquium, current, EDU Feature, Current-Feature


Global Studies
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