Wasserstrom to deliver Phi Beta Kappa lecture

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Wasserstrom to deliver Phi Beta Kappa lecture

Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.

The free talk, “Globalization, 1864-2014: A China-Centered Perspective on a Shrinking World,” will look at competing understandings of the term “globalization” and related ones such as “global city.” While the focus will be on China, Wasserstrom will range widely, bringing in examples from around the world, as he stresses the value of thinking about bursts of globalization taking place for at least the last 150 years and the importance of paying attention to cultural and economic processes. To illustrate points, he will look at the stop-and-go movement that Shanghai, China, has made toward “global city” status.

For more information, go to http://phibetakappa.unl.edu.

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