|Justin Shaffer Duffy told about how he came to Worcester...whooeeeee!|
|Julius Jones, emcee|
|Grace Duffy, 1st place slam winner!|
All the best, Josna *
|Farid, owner of Sahara Café|
Editor's Notes: *Josna Rege is Associate Professor of English and Director Global Studies Worcester State University. She may reachedat: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the current era social problems are increasingly defined in global terms. Threats to health, political stability, and the environment can best be understood as arising within a world that is increasingly integrated in terms of trade, communication, and transportation.
This complex interconnectedness also allows expanded opportunities for positive social change through increased democratization, economic opportunity, and conflict resolution.
Worcester in the World will explore the ways in which globalization is presenting new problems and opportunities, and will emphasize that the “global” cannot be understood without reference to the “local.” As communities are affected by globalization, so too they respond, resist, and contribute to it, in a mutually reinforcing cycle.
These complex processes require a deep and multidisciplinary analysis. Thus, Worcester in the World will involve students, faculty, administrators, staff, and the larger community joining together to investigate the problems and opportunities inherent in globalization.