Cohort 10 (2019-2020)

Glocal 2020 Magazine Launch: Cities and International Development

June 18, 2020

 

On Thursday June 18th, 2020, the Glocal Program launched its Annual Magazine, written and edited by Glocal alumni and students.

This year, the Magazine focuses on international development in the context of cities, urban renewal, urban migration and city lives. The different perspectives from the field present a complex picture, of inequality and poverty, but also one of opportunities, for public participation in decision making; shared space and cultural exchange; and channels for urban renewal and peacebuilding. 

Glocal 2020 Magazine Launch: Cities and International Development

 

On Thursday June 18th, 2020, the Glocal Program launched its Annual Magazine, written and edited by Glocal alumni and students.

This year, the Magazine focuses on international development in the context of cities, urban renewal, urban migration and city lives. The different perspectives from the field present a complex picture, of inequality and poverty, but also one of opportunities, for public participation in decision making; shared space and cultural exchange; and channels for urban renewal and peacebuilding. 

Humanitarianism

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

There is much talk of the ‘relief to development’ continuum in the aid world, and about the need to create clusters of agencies to work together in providing more coherent responses to the needs of populations. However, there are underlying tensions associated with relief and development which continually arise, not least because relief is shaped by an ideology, humanitarianism, which, in essence, requires development to fail. Humanitarianism is a powerful, pervasive and resilient set of ideas associated with saving strangers.

Application deadline approaching!

Application deadline approaching!

July 14, 2019

Application deadline for the coming academic year (2019-2020) and to be a part of Glocal's 10th cohort is approaching soon. Glocal close the application process at the end of July 2019 so all interested applicants are advised to initiate their application process quickly. There are only a few remaining places in the coming cohort so please do not delay your application.

Development in conflict zones: theoretical exploration and practical tools

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Lecture    (a)    2nd Semester    Tuesday    09/06/20    08:30-12:15     
Lecture    (a)    2nd Semester    Tuesday    23/06/20    08:30-12:15     
Lecture    (a)    2nd Semester    Tuesday    26/05/20    08:30-12:15     
Comments: 
Course will be given in English. One credit for online portion of the course during the second semester, one credit for 3 4-hour sessions held over May and June. 

This class will be taught by Ms. Rina Kedem

Postcolonial Theory

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Post-colonial theory explores the impact of European colonization upon the societies which it subjugated, recognizing that the cultural and political struggles which colonization set in motion continue to influence the present. Central concerns relate to the impact of European languages, institutions and epistemologies on colonized societies. The foundational gesture of postcolonialism consisted in uncovering the link between Western knowledge systems, exemplified in discourses such as Said’s “Orientalism,” and the maintenance of colonial power.

Individual guidance - Thesis writing (Mandatory for Research Track only)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Course/Module description: 
The course is aimed at supporting research track Glocal students in writing their dissertations. It will consist of a single group meeting followed by one-on-one sessions—in person, over emails or through videoconferences, as requested by the student.

Gender and Feminism – Theory and Practice

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

The course will introduce feminist theories from the global South and North, and explore the role of gender in social, cultural and economic processes. We will consider gendered social constructions, and the relationship between ideology and disenfranchising practices in everyday lives. The course will begin with an introduction to the field of gender, sexuality and feminist thought, following we will examine matrixes of oppression in the South and gender and globalization. 

Research Methods for Development

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

The main purpose of this course is to teach student to understand the basics steps in the research process. We begin with an explanation of research design so that students can see how a research question may be answered. Once the framework for research is established the students will learn some basic statistics for describing variables and the relationships between variables.

Development and Global Health: A Critical Approach to Theory, Policy and Practice

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Using case studies drawn largely but not exclusively from Sub-Saharan Africa, this course explores the challenges and complexities of delivering health in under-resourced settings. Over the past sixty years, various development models and policies have been applied locally and globally. We will critically examine the theory and practice that underlies what has become ‘global health’ within an evolving development framework.

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