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Imagining Global Spaces
Friday, November 16, 2007 - 3:30pm

Matthew Sparke is a Professor of Geography and International Studies, University of Washington. In recent years his work has focused on globalization. Professor Sparke teaches a large introductory course on the topic at UW, and is writing a textbook entitled Introduction to Globalization for Blackwell Press. Based on research funded by a National Science Foundation CAREER grant, Professor Sparke also authored In The Space of Theory: Postfoundational Geographies of the Nation-State and a number of articles for academic journals, such as Antipode, Political Geography, and Cartographica on themes including: the ways in which globalization processes are remaking nation-states, the links between globalization and American dominance, and the impact of economic interdependency on border regions.

A reading and workshop on political and cultural resistance and the "global south."

When: Friday, November 16th, 2007
Where: NH 407, English Department Reading Room
Time: 10:00 am

When: Friday, November 16th, 2007
Smith Memorial Student Union Room 238
Time: 3:30 pm
"Imaginative Geographies of Global Health"

Sponsors: Portland Center for Public Humanities at PSU, PSU Geography Department, Portland International Initiative for Leadership in Ecology, Culture, and Learning, and the PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs.