Conference: Transformations in the Global South
We would like to thank all participants for a wonderful and very enriching conference!
The Global South Studies Center (GSSC) was established in January 2014 to foster collaboration between existing research competency at the University of Cologne on Africa, Asia and Latin America. Its aim is to bundle activities and create synergies between individual researchers and disciplines, such as Geography, Social and Cultural Anthropology, History and a variety of Area Studies.
With our opening conference “Transformations in the Global South” in May 2015, we bring together renowned academics who work on the dynamics of our key thematic research areas – migration and citizenship/labour; commodity chains and changing markets; communicative repertoires. In two round table discussions, three keynote presentations and eight plenary sessions, we aim to define the current state of the art, critically discuss concepts, methods and theories, and explore future research directions. The conference addresses issues such as current struggles over urban green spaces, shifting patterns of immigration policies, economic challenges and changing communication practices. A particular focus rests on theories, observations and perspectives from the South.
The conference is open to the public and no conference fee will be charged!
Map University Campus
|18:00 to 20:00||Roundtable Discussion: Global South / Global North|
|09:00 to 10:00||Keynote 1: The Global South and Transformations of Knowledge|
|10:30 to 13:00||Panel 1: Urban Green|
|10:30 to 13:00||Panel 2: Reflections from the Global South on Migration|
|10:30 to 13:00||Panel 3: Discourses/Ideologies|
|14:30 to 17:00||Panel 4: Commodity Chains & Labour|
|14:30 to 17:00||Panel 5: Shifting Patterns in Immigration Policies: Comparing Specific Historical and Regional Contexts|
|18:30 to 20:00||Keynote 2: al-Qaida gegen al-Qaida: Die Expansion des IS in Nahost, Afrika und Südasien|
|09:00 to 10:00||Keynote 3: Transformation, Translation, and Temporality in Guatemala, A Case Study|
|10:30 to 13:00||Panel 6: Orderly Disorder|
|10:30 to 13:00||Panel 7: Bonds and Contracts|
|10:30 to 13:00||Panel 8: Institutions and Commodity Chains|
|14:00 to 16:00||Roundtable: Economic Thought and Practices Seen from the Global South|