Global Fridays started in the Fall semester 2006. It serves as a forum for faculty and students interested in all things ‘global’. It brings internationally renowned speakers to UNBC to talk on their research and provides an opportunity for UNBC faculty to share their research findings. International speakers have included: Walden Bello (University of the Philippines), Boris Kagarlitsky (Institute of Globalization and Social Movements, Moscow), Pun Ngai (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and Jose Pablo Baraybar (President, Latin American Association of Forensic Anthropologists).
Meeting six to eight times a semester, it is open to all and covers a wide range of topics and disciplines.
Global Fridays meets from noon – 1.30 pm. Join us for some new perspectives on global processes. From September 2022, Global Fridays will be run by a team consisting of:
Dr. Gabrielle Daoust (Global and International Studies)
Dr. Sara Farhan (History)
Dr. Monica Mattfeld (English & History)
Dr. Fiona MacDonald (Political Science)
Dr. Gary Wilson (Political Science)
If you have suggestions for speakers, please let any one of them know.
Fall 2023 Global Friday Speaker Series Presents
September 22nd - Dr. Max Hammon (Assistant Professor, History, UNBC): Metis in the Margins?: Louis Riel, Montreal and Colonial Education
September 27th - Dr. Imre Szeman (FISSSH Visiting Research Professor): Philanthrocapitalists, Entrepreneurs, and Renewable Societies; or, How Bill Gates Sees Energy Transition
October 13th - Dr. Luna KC (Assistant Professor, Global and International Studies, UNBC): Does War Transform Gender Roles and Gender Equality Agenda? Women’s Mobilization in Armed Conflict
October 27th - Dr. Jeanette Ashe (Chair, Department of Political Science, Douglas College): 'Hybrid Parliaments as Gender and Diversity Sensitive Parliaments'
November 3rd - Dr. Alda Benjamen (Assistant Professor, History, University of Dayton): Book Talk: Assyrians in Modern Iraq: Negotiating Political and Cultural Change
November 15th - Dr. Paul Bowles (Professor, Global and International Studies UNBC): Around Parts of the World in 43 Years
A joint talk with the FISSSH Professorial Lecture Series
November 24th - Kim Richard Nossal (Professor Emeritus, Queen's University): Canada Alone? The Enduring Challenge of America First
December 1st - Dr. Noa Shaindlinger (Assistant Professor, History, Worcester State University): Exile and the Burden of the Future: The Politics of Hope in Palestine