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Globalization, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Research – Diana Brydon


What is globalization and what do globalizing processes mean for how Canadians live, work and learn today? My work at the Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies at the University of Manitoba addresses these questions.

My talk today draws on my experiences over the past few years working within three collaborative, interdisciplinary, intergenerational, trans-sectoral and international research teams. This kind of work is increasingly necessary to deal with the complexities of globalization. Each project approaches globalization from different angles while accepting a working definition of globalization that could be summarized as follows.  “People have become substantially more interlinked with one another on a planetary scale: through communications, consciousness, ecology, finance, health matters, military affairs, organizations, production chains, travel and more”

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