Area of Inquiry

Global Issues


The aim of this AoI is to enable students to think globally and live as informed and active members of a global community.


An understanding of globalization can be approached from various perspectives, including the impact of globalization on our daily lives, the processes of globalization and the resulting interdependencies and inequalities at local, national, international levels, the challenges of global governance in relation to globalization, and the duties and rights of global citizens. The following themes elaborate on these perspectives and serve as a framework for organizing courses:

  • Global Issues, Local Lives
  • Challenges of Global Governance
  • Globalization and Economic Development
  • Global Ethics and Citizenship