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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

Wednesday, November 13, 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 II: What Went Right and Wrong in the Age of Discovery
The Methods and patterns of globalization implemented by the Spanish are compared to the most sustainable and mutually beneficial expeditions and policies of the English, French, Dutch, and Portuguese.

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