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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 19, 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 Ill: Testing the Limits
In the most recent phase of globalization, previous structures of colonialism are rejected, and new efforts are made to test the limits of the Earth's geography, both at the peaks of the Himalaya and the depths of the oceans' trenches, inspired and complemented by the 20th century's surge in scientific exploration.

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