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Global and International Studies Program and Environmental and Urban Studies Program present

The Origins of Globalization: Explorers, Merchants and Missionaries

A Lecture Series by David Swanson

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

This lecture series introduces key issues that emerged during the original period of globalization, that is, the discovery, understanding, and organization of the geographic and human linkages binding the territories and peoples of our planet.

Lectures in this series take place on November 12, 13, and 19.

Lecture I: From the Unknown to the Known
Did a sustainable, mutually beneficial initiation of globalization begin with Alexander the Great, the Han, the Romans or with the Gulf merchants and the Pax Mongolica?

David Swanson has served as CEO of one of the world's largest commodities merchandising firms and as president of the Explorers Club, leading expeditions into Burma, Paraguay, and Tibet. He studied history at Harvard College and the University of Chicago.

For more information, call 845-752-4601, or e-mail dswanson@bard.edu.

Location: Olin, Room 102