Introduction to Globalization
SIS 123 / GEOG 123

Instructor: Dr. Matthew

For Professor Sparke's home page and links to some of his publications click here

Course Syllabus

Fall 2012 Schedule

Lectures: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30pm to 3:20pm in Kane 120

For weekly lecture list and assignments click here or scroll to the bottom of this page

For screencasts of lectures click here (UW NetID required) click troubleshooting if you have a problem downloading

Office hours

Fridays 12:30 - 2:00 in Smith 303F

Research worksheets For ready-to-print worksheets for the main 123 research project click here
Glossary of key terms Click here
Research resources

For UW library support designed specifically for Intro to Globalization research work click the following library resources pages and be sure to make use of the step-by-step library guide to using the library resources too.

Streaming access for required class movies

a) Go to UW's e-reserve streaming site (you will need to enter your UW Net ID), b) Be sure that the latest free version of Quicktime player is installed on your computer; c) Select for "GEOG 123 or SIS 123" & sign agreement; d) enter the password "td88s3i7", e) Select required movie that goes with a particular week listed in the schedule below. If you have problems, try another browser (Chrome does NOT work for UW streaming) and then check troubleshooting before emailing Odegaard media Center.

Learning Objectives

How do you make sense of people when they argue that they are 'pro-' or 'anti-globalization'? Why are financial crises, environmental crises, and health crises also now increasingly experienced as global crises? Why was the 'Battle in Seattle' about more than just Seattle? How are goods, capital and people moving around the world in new ways? How do these movements change politics locally and globally? How do they relate to national security and national sovereignty? Why does increasing global interconnectedness between countries also lead to greater inequality in countries? How are we all connected together, and who are "we"?

This course aims to help you start answering these sorts of questions by examining globalization in all its diverse forms of world-wide  interconnection. Such interconnections include economic ties, political ties, cultural ties, and social ties. These ties can be analyzed independently, but they also need to be understood in terms of how they operate in conjunction with one another to produce the overall effect that has been given the single label globalization.  When it is talked about in this singular way, globalization often seems overpowering, inevitable and unstoppable, and the first two weeks of the course address how the term 'globalization' is often used like this in political speech in order to achieve particular political goals. However, by moving on to also learn about some of the actual component ties connecting the world together more tightly you will be able to see globalization as something less monolithic, something that is being contested and reworked, something that ties the world together in a range of both  constraining and empowering ways, something that is constantly changing, and something that therefore can also be changed.

There are 3 main skills you will develop in this class: 1) research skills, that will be developed through researching how, where and why a particular global corporation has globalized; 2) debating skills, that will be developed in section discussions of videos and political struggles such as the 'Battle in Seattle'; and 3) writing skills, that will be developed through the preparation of your independent research report on a global corporation. More generally, you will develop your literacy in global geography, as well as your capacity to read and understand the business and international news sections of mainstream newspapers. With a mix of movies and broad-based lectures, the class is very interdisciplinary in scope, serving as a gateway to international studies, political science, sociology, law, geography, anthropology, women's studies, business, economics and the humanities.

At the end of this course, you will come away with more than just some additional knowledge and skills.  More importantly, you will have learnt how to ask your own questions about global dynamics, and you will have also learnt about new resources (ranging from news sources and databases to other UW courses) that will help you set about doing research and answering your questions. Ultimately, a successful experience in this course will lead you to think more actively about how you yourself can work within global ties to change them for the better.


Required Texts

Matthew Sparke, Introducing Globalization: Ties, Tensions and Uneven Integration, New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

Recommended Music

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Assessment of student work:

Class participation and quizzes 15%
Midterm Exam, Monday Oct 22 in class in Kane 120 20%

Final Exam Tuesday, Monday, December 10, 230-420, Kane120

Research project OR Service Learning (including extra credits) 45%

For opportunities for extra credit click here or scroll to list at bottom of this page

Definitions of student work:

a) Class participation

Students are expected to attend all lectures and take part in class quizzes for which credits will given over the quarter after all students have registered their clickers. Clickers are therefore required for GEOG 123/ JSIS 123. If you do not already have one, the best way to get a clicker known to be compatible with our software is to buy one at the University Bookstore. The kind you need is the Turning Technologies (Turning Point) radio frequency (RF) response card, the same kind as used in BIO 180. DO NOT BUY THE H-ITT clickers used by the UW Physics department OR ANY Infrared (IR) devices. Smart phones will NOT work with the GEOG 123/JSIS system either. For more information on registering and using clickers, click here! The final step in registration prompts you for the email address of your instructor, for which use The clicker quizzes are worth 20% of the class grade.

b) The midterm exam

This will be an in-class (closed-book) exam consisting of multiple choice questions relating to people, place-names, processes and key terms discussed in class and the class text. This exam is worth 20% of the class grade.

c) The final exam

This will be a 1 hour 50 min (closed-book) exam consisting of amultiple choice exam focused chiefly on material fromt he 2nd half of the quarter. The exam will be Monday, December 10, 230-420, KNE 120. This exam is worth 20% of the class grade.

d) Research work  (in Fall 2012 some students - ONLY those in Sections AB, AL and AK - will be able to do service learning INSTEAD of a research paper. Information on the requirements for this service learning will be announced in class in case students what to switch into sections AL or AK)

The research work which will contribute 40% towards your final grade consists of three different gradable components. The focus of the research will be to investigate how a large transnational corporation (TNC) has globalized. You will have to find out where it has globalized to, why it has globalized, when it has globalized and how. The overarching goal is to enable you to conduct and write-up a significant piece of independent research. The aim is also to help you see how you can bring together insights from lectures and already exisiting academic writing with primary research conducted by yourself on a large corporation you are especially interested in. The teaching assistants (TAs) will guide this research process and will evaluate you not just on your final research report (worth 25% of overall grade), but also on your contributions to section workshop discussions (worth 5% of overall grade) your initiative as a researcher (worth 5% of overall grade) and your end of quarter online maps (worth 5% of the overall grade). Each of these components is discussed in turn below.

i) Research Report The research report itself should be about 3,000 words. It should be double-spaced, in 12 point characters in the 'Times New Roman' font, and should include at least one map (which should take the form of a screen grab image of your online map). The report must use examples of wider trends of which the particular business you are investigating is part. You should use the MLA reference system. Another guide to using MLA can be found here, and advice on how to reference publications and lectures by is provided in the 123 reference guide.

Research reports should be your own work and must not be copied or otherwise plagiarized from another source whether it be an internet site or another student. In the case of plagiarism students will receive 0% for the whole research work component of the grade (40% of total). They may also, depending on the severity of the case and its legal implications, be referred to the university administration.

ii) Section contributions Sometimes your quiz sections will be used to clarify the class material, including lectures, readings and exam review sheets. In addition, you will sometimes be expected to discuss additional materials in section: a) There are a number of movies that you are required to watch and these will be discussed in section; b) other days will be dedicated by the TA to facilitating your primary research, also sometime using group discussions. TAs will keep track of how you contribute to the sections with these discussion and and will give a grade between 0 and 5% accordingly.

iii) Research initiative This portion of the grade will be mainly based on how well you follow the instructions for preparing your research report. If you simply follow the timetable carefully you will get between 1 and 3%. If you ask innovative and probing research questions too, you will get up to 4%. And if you also show particular initiative at setting up an interview with someone or tracking down a hard to find company report or going out of your way to investigate a complex academic literature, you will guarantee yourself a full 5%. The 3 students who excel most in showing research initiative will be given awards. Click PDF or PPT to download the librarian's lecture on how to do your TNC research using UW library resources.

iv) Online Mapping Grading will be based on synthesis, clarity and style, but anyone who has made a sincere and reasonable effort is guaranteed a grade of 4 or 5%. Check out best maps from 2011 here. Or for a still more impressive illustration of what can be accomplished with this simple online mapping technology see the great Monsanto Map created by Teresa Anderson, a prize-winning student in 123 in 2009.Follow instructions here on how to embed your map in a class blog on Dec 2nd.

SERVICE LEARNING ALTERNATIVE FOR STUDENTS INSECTION AB, AL AND AK: For the grading rubric we will use to assess service learning click here. For the list of service learning placements in the community go to the Carlson Center website and follow the link to AUTUMN 2012 Service-Learning. Please also sign-up for a Pre-Service Workshop designed to help you prepare for service-learning through intentional, structured reflection. Service-learning provides students an opportunity to connect coursework with life experience through public service. Offered as an integral part of many University of Washington courses, service-learning provides students an opportunity to experience theories traditionally studied within classrooms come to life, through serving with community-based organizations. Choosing to engage in service-learning is a way to demonstrate your commitment to your community and your ability to link your academic studies to practical, real-world experiences. The Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center, located in 171 Mary Gates Hall, facilitates contacts with community-based organizations and will help you to coordinate your service-learning opportunity. All students are expected to complete an orientation with their service-learning organization as soon as possible after registering for service-learning (unless otherwise noted in the description). Please be proactive in contacting your organization (after your service-learning registration is confirmed) by phone and e-mail to either 1) schedule an orientation or 2) confirm your attendance at an already scheduled orientation session. It is expected that all service-learning students will have completed an orientation and begun their service-learning experience no later than October8 th. Carlson Center staff are available between the hours of 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday to assist you. Feel free to e-mail with any questions you may have, or to call the office at (206) 616-2885 if you are unable to come to Mary Gates Hall 171.



Week by week schedule of lectures, sections, and assignments

Week 1: Introductions

Sept 24

Lecture 1: What is globalization?
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Reading: After lecture 1 you need to read this syllabus and Chapter 1 of the 123 Text


TAs Introduce themselves and students to each other. Go over how to find the syllabus online, how to access the password protected sections, and how to get the most out of the class.

Sept 26

Lecture 2: Making sense of globalization: the 'elephant' and other myths
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Reading: Chapter 2

Weekly assignments: Be sure to finish Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of 123 Text


Week 2: Globalization and Neoliberalism

Oct 1

Lecture 3: Globalization and neoliberalism
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Reading: Compare the video sections with Milton Friedman and Bill Clinton at Commanding Heights (in the People section) with the movie Another World is Possible streamed (for UW students in 123-only) on the UW library streaming page


Oct 3

Lecture 4: Globalization and anti-neoliberalism
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Reading: Matthew Sparke, "Global Seattle" and watch the movie This is What Democracy Looks Like, streamed (for UW students in 123-only) on the UW library streaming page


TAs lead discussions over the meaning of neoliberalism using their own research to illustrate cases and complications.


Weekly assignments: Prepare for upcoming debate in section by reading online the excellent textual material produced by PBS in conjunction with the Frontline show on Is Walmart Good for America? - including the Introduction, and all the subsections of 'the Secrets of Walmarts success' (click here PBS) . I especially recommend The Transforming America and the China Connection subsections, and the interview with Gary Gereffi from the PBS webpage. You might further find some great debating points in the Frontline online discussion of their show (also at PBS) .


Week 3: Commodity chains & TNCs

Oct 8

Lecture 5: Commodity chains and world trade

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Reading: Chapter 3 Sections A, B and C. Watch No Logo streamed (for UW students in 123-only) on the UW library streaming page

For good contemporary examples of attempts to trace commodity chains and thereby get behind the so-called 'fetish' of the commodity, see PhoneStory, Behind the Label, and The Secrets of Superbrands Also check out Sourcemap, an open source website that offer maps of diverse commodity chains along with measures of their carbon footprints. There is also, for those who are interested, ongoing scholarship on the global economics and economic sociology of valuechains


Oct 10

Lecture 6: Tracing TNC growth and change from the East India Company to Wal-Mart; or When, why, where and how have TNCs globalized? Plus extra guest lecture by librarian Amanda Hornby at 2:30 on how to best use UW library resources for the research project.

Click PDF and, for the extra lecture on using the library, PDF

Reading: Chapter 3, section D. Optional extra: a gaming guide to the theory of comparative advantage


Debate: 'Is Wal-Mart good for America?' (TA's will be watching to see how you incorporate ideas about commodity chain analysis and the No Logo treatment of commodity branding)


Weekly assignments: Begin TNC research process. Go to web review at least 5 websites of transnational corporations (TNCs) and identify a corporation to study. Remember the choice you make now you will have to work with for the whole quarter. So be sure to pick a TNC that interests you (for whatever reason) and about which you think you can track down plenty of information. Corporation listed on the New York stock exchange are required by US law to share much more information than other private corporations or businesses based overseas, so please remember this when you are choosing a TNC to study. PLease note too that your research report should not simply parrot back what the company's own website says. They should be analytical, questioning, comprehensive and clearly based on independent research. So again, don't just pick a TNC that seems to have a lot to say on its own website, and be absolutely sure to do the research before section on Tuesday 10th when you will have to tell the TA which TNC you have picked. Note too that you might also want to read some business magazines to get a sense of a TNC that will interest you . If you can't find the corporate website using, try If you would like to explore links based upon the names of particular CEOs you are interested or based on corporate records try, or, or or Remember your key task is to answer the 4 main questions about the TNC: where, why, when and how has it globalized? So pick a TNC that you are interested in, but also one that you think will be easy enough to research.

This is also a good time to check-out the library resource page that has been set up to help you with 123. Click library resources pages



Week 4: Labor

Oct 15

Lecture 7: From Fordism to Post-Fordism with an extra guest lecture on the Workers Rights Consortium

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Reading: Chapter 4 sections 4A and 4B. For the link to the Workers Rights Consortium webpage click here Also, compare and contrast some of the following worker-consumer networking websites: USAS, Business HR Resource Center, Sweat Free, CWWN, Green America, Peuples Solidaries, Maquila Solidarity Network, WRC

Oct 17

Lecture 8: New Divisions and Collaborations of Labor

Click PDF and The Economist and University of Texas Inequality Project

Reading: Chapter 4 sections 4C and 4D


Hand in note to TA describing which TNC you are thinking about researching. Review material for in-class midterm. Prep sheet

Weekly assignments:

Prepare for midterm


Week 5: Midterm and Money

Oct 22

Midterm Prep sheet

Oct 24

Lecture 8: Bretton Woods and the Rise of Global Finance
Click-> PDF - teach yourself some global finance fluency and learn about the 2009 dollar carry trade at The Financial Times, also for more valuable materials explaining global money movements, check out NPR's Planet Money (where you can find a great explanation, amongst other things, of Credit Default Swaps)

Reading: Chapter 5



TAs will be holding office hours during quiz sections this week to help you with your research papers or service learning report writing.

Watch the movie Life and Debt on the UW library streaming page

Weekly assignments:

.Do major substantial research into your corporation with a view to doing 3 tasks:-

1) Start work on your online map using Google My Maps following the instructions provided here. You may find that if you are dealing with a huge TNC like GE or Unilever that it is better to just focus on one particular commodity produced by the TNC.
(check out examples from 2009 here)

Find company reports of your own chosen TNC. The TNC website may itself have back issues of summary reports. If not, and if the company is a publically held corporation (listed on a stockmarket), then one option is to call the company's shareholder relations office and ask if they have an annual report. Another way is to search the internet further for reports at the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) website or at Alternatively private companies have to file a brief report with the Secretary of State's Dept. of Corporations, and to access these reports call the relevant Department of Corporations

3) Find at least two academic articles (or books) that discuss the TNC you are researching.

For UW library support designed specifically for Intro to Globalization research work click the following library resources pages and be sure to make use of the step-by-step library guide to using the library resources too.


Week 6: Debt

Oct 29

Lecture 9: Life, Debt and Global Poverty Management

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Reading: Chapter 5 , plus all you ever wanted to know about LIBOR

Be sure to have watched the movie Life and Debt on the UW library streaming page

Oct 31

Lecture 10: Global Financial Crises Today

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Reading: Chapter 5 Plus watch the movie Inside Job streamed on the UW library streaming page




TAs review Midterm. Create research sub-groups for peer editing later in week 7. And hold class discussion on how the disciplinary effects of student debt compare and contrast with the effects of national debt in the Global South

Weekly assignment:

Write a first draft of your research report on your chosen TNC. To make sure you have all your research on your TNC in order and in one place, please feel free to use the worksheets provided here. The report must explain where, why, when and how the TNC has globalized over a particular period of time. You must make this period of time clear in the title of your paper (e.g. "The global expansion of Coca-Cola from 1945 to 2000"). You should also include at least one map in your paper showing the spread of the TNC (ideally created as part of your online google mymaps mapping). Ideally the draft of the paper should also cite and discuss at least 2 academic articles relating to the company or its sector. High quality papers will additionally address the quantitative growth in the TNC's earnings, its changing share price over the same period, and any data you have discovered relating to its labor practices and pay rates. REMINDER: Research reports should be your own work and must not be copied or otherwise plagiarized from another source whether it be an internet site or another student. In the case of plagiarism students will receive 0% for the whole research work component of the grade (ie they will forfeit all 40% of the total). They may also, depending on the severity of the case and its legal implications, be referred to the university administration. To understand better the meaning and implications of plagiarism click here.

Here is a report writing guide to help you with organizing the actual composition of your research paper. You do not have to follow this guide. It is only meant to be an extra resource to help you if writing a research paper like this is a new challenge for you.


Week 7: Law

Nov 5

Lecture 11: The global constitution of transnational trade law

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Reading:Chapter 6 section 6a

Nov 7

Lecture 12: Uneven rights of personhood: the corporation versus humanitarian law from below

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Reading: Chapter 6 , sections 6b and 6c plus watch the movie The Corporation streamed on the UW library streaming page



Bring 4 copies of your draft paper to class (it must be at least 7 pages long). Share with your research sub-group. Be sure to incoporate insights from the 2 academic articles in your own paper.

Weekly assignment:

It is not obligatory, but if you want more feedback on your term paper from your TA, fully revise it as a 10 page paper to be handed in by Nov 14th. Remember to put your name and student number on the cover, as well as the title you have chosen. High quality reports should contain additional maps, graphs and illustrations, as well as the link to your online map. It is vital that the report answer the 4 basic questions set at the beginning: namely, where, why, when and how has the TNC globalized? Further writing help is provided by the following: Odegaard Writing Ctr & Geography Writing Ctr

Here is a report writing guide to help you with organizing the actual composition of your research paper. You do not have to follow this guide. It is only meant to be an extra resource to help you if writing a research paper like this is a new challenge for you.



Week 8: Governance

Nov 12


Nov 14

Lecture 14: The Non-Governmental Organization(s) of global governance - feauturing guest lecture by Professor Steve Gloyd (director of HAI Health Alliance International)

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Reading: Chapter 7




Arrive at section with your written review comments on your fellow students' papers. If in doubt about how to provide useful feedback, please use this peer review rubric.

Weekly assignments: Revise term paper to hand in for final grading by noon Nov 30 in your TA's box in Smith 415.

Here is a report writing guide to help you with organizing the actual composition of your research paper. You do not have to follow this guide. It is only meant to be an extra resource to help you if writing a research paper like this is a new challenge for you.


Week 9: Space

Nov 19

No class

Nov 21

Lecture 15: Catch-up session and an opportunity to ask questions about all the readings for the whole quarter.







Weekly assignments: Finish term paper to hand in noon Nov 30 in your TA's box in Smith 415. Create URL for your MyMap to enbed in class blog by Dec 2nd instructions here


Week 10: Health

Nov 26

Lecture 16: The Global Determinants of Global Health Outcomes

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Reading: Chapter 9 Sections 9A and 9B


Nov 28

Lecture 17: The Global Determinants of Global Health Policy , plus extra guest lecture by Tom Paulson of Humanosphere

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Reading: Chapter 9 Sections 9C




TAs administer student evaluations and review class material for final exam. Click here for Final Review Guide

Term paper to be handed in by noon Nov 30 in your TA's box in Smith 415.


Week 11: Responses

Dec 3

Lecture 18: Lecture 18: Utopias: Neoliberal and Not

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Reading: Review


Dec 5

Lecture 19: Awards for best research initiative and best online maps.Review Jeopardy for Final

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Reading: Review




Section II: TAs administer student evaluations and review class material for final exam. Click here for Final Review Guide

Click here for Final Review Guide


Final Examination December 10, 230-420, KNE 120


Extra credit is also available in this class for going to lectures listed immediately below this note (and proving your attendance to your TA with a short paragraph statement explaining what you personally learned from the lecture/film/event relating to globalization). You can get a maximum of 5% extra credit this way over the quarter, 1% per lecture added to your overall % grade.

Extra credit lectures for Fall 2012 (please check back here as I frequently add newly announced events on campus)

October 4, 7:00pm Pankaj Misra, From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park

October 5, 3:30 - 5pm Anne-Emanuelle Birn, MA, ScD, Professor and Canada Research Chair in International Health at the University of Toronto. “From Rockefeller to Gates: Philanthro-Capitalism, Cooptation, and the Politics of Global Health Agenda-Setting.” October 5, 2012; lecture from 3:30-5pm, with a reception from 5-6 p.m., Hogness Auditorium, Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room A420, University of Washington. Reception to follow: Health Sciences Lobby.

Oct. 8 4:00 pm, Maria Josefina Saldana-Portillo: Frontier Liberalism and the Genealogy of Mexico's indio barbaro, 1810-1870 Communications 120

Oct. 11, 7:00pm David Domke and Mark Smith, Faith & Finance: Visions of America & the 2012 Presidential Election, 7:00 PM, Kane 130

October 17, 10 am-2pm, UW Study Abroad Fair 2012, Mary Gates Commons UW Study Abroad Page

October 18, 4:00 pm, Rick Baldoz, The Strange Career of the Filipino Nation: Race, Citizenship, and the Dilemmas of U.S. Empire, 4:00 p.m. 201 Gowen Hall

October 22, 10:30 am, Gaymon Bennett, The H5N1 Flu Controversy 10:30 AM, Mary Gates 271

October 22, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Janice Bardsley, Democracy's Poster Girls: Beauty Queens and Fashion Models in Postwar Japan, Simpson Center CMU 202

October 23 4:00 pm, Lissa k. Wadewitz, The Nature of Borders: Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea? Petersen Room, Allen Library

October 25 4:00 pm, Alicia Schmidt Camacho, Migrant Personhood and the Definition of Sovereign Power in North America 4:00 PM, Communications 120

October 26 12-1:15 pm, Carrie Griffin Basas, Wellness for Few: What the Disability Rights Perspective Offers About the Limitations of Wellness Neoliberalism, Savery 408

October 28, 2:00 pm, James Tweedie, Jennifer Bean, Shuxuan Zhou, Women and China's New Documentaries at the Seattle Public Libary 2:00 PM, Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA

October 29, 2:30 pm, Tan Chung, Dragon-Elephant Tango: China and India Can Create the Geo-Civilizational Paradigm, Thomson 317

October 30, 4:00- 6:00 Global health undergrad program tour of Harborview complex and IDRI

November 1, 5:30 - 7:00 pm Amazon Operations Fireside Chat, Biz Sch.PACCAR Hall - 294

November 1 6:30 - 7:30 Rethinking Marxism Conference - Opening Plenary Performance and Discussion Parrington 309

November 1, 7:30 - 8:20, Hitachi Meet-the-Firm, Biz. Sch PACCAR Hall - 393

November 2, 10:00pm - 4:30pm, Any of the presentations in the all day one-day roundtable of the political philosophy of immigration in Savery 408

November 2, 6:00 pm, James Duderstadt, Higher Education in the 21st Century: Global Imperatives, Regional Challenges, National Responsibilities, and Emerging Opportunities, 6:00 p.m. in Kane 130. Register Now

November 2, 7:30 - 9: 30, David F. Ruccio, Strangers in a Strange Land: A Marxian Critique of Economics, & Nayan Shah, The Political Economy of Stranger Intimacy,
Communications 120

November 5, 3:30-4:30 pm, Bill Foege, Smallpox Eradication – Lessons for Today, Foege (!) Auditorium, Genome Sciences Building, Room S-060, University of Washington.

November 7, 12:30 - 1:20 pm, Merril Lynch Meet-the-Firm, Biz Sch.PACCAR Hall - 393

November 7, 2012 - 7:00pm, Victoria Lawson, A Crisis of Care and a Crisis of Borders: Towards Caring Citizenship, Kane Hall, Room 110

November 8, Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition Application Deadline, APPLY BEFORE THIS DATE FOR EXTRA CREDIT

November 13, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Margaret Weir, The Bottom-Up Welfare State and the New Geography of Poverty in the United States, noon - 1:30,. in the Evans School, Parrington Forum (room 309).

November 13 6:00 pm. American Meat: what meat production looks like for farmers, Kane Hall 210

November 14 4:30 - 5:30 Ellen 't Hoen, How the HIV Crisis Changed Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Policies. Foege N130, LIGHT RECEPTION at 4:00pm REGISTER HERE

November 14 3:30pm, Shu-mei Shih, Racializing Area Studies, Defetishizing China: A Colloquium with Shu-mei Shih, 3:30 PM, Communications 202

November 15, 6:00pm, Shu-mei Shih, From World History to World Art: Reflections on New Geographies of Feminist Art in Asia, Kane 220

November 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Tom Geoghegan, Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why Our Country Needs to Snap Out of It and Have a New Kind of Labor Movement, Kane Hall, 120.

November 16, 12-1:15 pm, Emily Thuma, Prison/Psychiatric State’: Coalition Politics and Opposition to Institutional Violence in the Feminist 1970s, Savery 408

November 27, 7pm, Nicholas Lardy Is There a China Model of Capitalism? Kane 220

November 30, 2:30-4:00 p.m. The Global Health Minor Student Leadership Committee presents, SAVING FACE, Smith 211

December 3, 7:00pm Jon Huntsman, Past and future relations between the United States and China, Kane 130.

December 5, 7 pm, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Towards an Indigenous Women's Standpoint Theory, Kane Hall 210

December 6, 12:00 - 7:00 pm, Global Washington Conference, Bell Harbor Conference Center, Register Here

December 7, 3:30 pm, Sanjay Chaturvedi, Geopolitics of Climate Change and South Asia: Discourses of Fear and Cartographic Anxieties, Smith 304


> Other extra credit options for students who have been unable to attend any of the above:

a) Write a paragraph on what connects the following photos link, and provide 4 others from 4 other places around the world where similar protests anticipated and preceded Occupy Wall St: Global Spread of Occupy Movement

b) Write and give to your TA a final stanza for the John Masefield Cargoes poem that brings his reflections on global trade up to date.

c) Check out the website Radical Cartography for inspiration and then use the google my maps tools you have studied in class to create your own remapping of a key aspect of globalizaton, including any themes such as Money, Labor, Law and Health, addressed in the class.

d) Watch any of the following movies, and then write a paragraph discussing what they teach about neoliberal globalization specifically: The Constant Gardener, Zeitgeist Addendum, Love and Other Drugs, and, if you can find a copy of it, . For 2 extra credits compare and contrast with at least a page of analysis the two movies, Made in Dagenham and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for what they tell us about the changes from the era of Fordism to the era of post-Fordism.