RCGA’s Faculty Fellows Program aims to advance the Center’s core objective—producing and disseminating knowledge about international and global issues—by enabling Faculty Fellows to craft events and projects on global and international issues that foster greater awareness, help students expand and refine their own research interests, and inspire those studying today to engage in real-world global and international affairs tomorrow. Toward these ends, Faculty Fellows help the Center develop and maintain a robust co-curricular agenda in academic and policy areas that attract substantial faculty/student interest.

Anti-Racist Theory and Action around the Globe

The program on global anti-racism aims to foster greater understanding of racism, its manifestations, consequences, and the movements that developed in opposition to it around the world. Why did the murder of George Floyd spark broad, passionate, multi-ethnic anti-racist movements far beyond US borders? How do these current movements mirror and differ from those of the past? Through a series of lectures and panels, this program explores these and related topics, bringing students, faculty, analysts of, and participants in these movements together in dialogue and exchange.

RCGA Faculty Fellow conveners:

Sebnem Gumuscu, assistant professor of political science

Daniel Silva, director, Black Studies Program; associate professor of Luso-Hispanic studies

Global Economics

The global economics program explores how international and global economics have affected the world—its regions, countries, societies, and people—in the past and present, and how they may do so in the future.

RCGA Faculty Fellow conveners:

Cihan Artunc, assistant professor of economics

Julia Berazneva, assistant professor of economics

Global Health Challenges

The global health challenges program explores aspects of global health that often go beyond illness and mortality—from the problems of counterfeit medications and maintaining effective medical equipment supply chains, to the capabilities and deficiencies of global governance institutions, to the way pandemics can disrupt economies, the environment, health systems, and societies. This year several lectures and panels will focus on COVID-19, examine the preexisting conditions that have magnified the pandemic’s impact, and imagine the lasting changes from COVID-19 in the future.

RCGA Faculty Fellow convener:

Pam Berenbaum, director, Global Health Minor; professor of the practice of global health

Global and International History

The global and international history program presents lectures, panels, workshops, etc., on important aspects of global and international history. Its presentations focus on relationships, connections, transfers, and movements between nations or regions of the world; they link historical events and developments to contemporary ones, and thereby employ the past to illuminate the present and future.

RCGA Faculty Fellow conveners:

Rebecca Mitchell, assistant professor of history

Lana Povitz, Faculty Fellow (2021), visiting assistant professor of history

Max Ward, associate professor of history

Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy

The power, wealth, and global political economy program seeks to promote dialogue between students, faculty, and policy experts in the field of global political economy in order to enhance understanding of how (1) economic instruments promote geopolitical goals, (2) national security strategies advance economic interests, (3) foreign policies—and foreign economic policies—influence global economic and political stability, and (4) external shocks such as pandemics can upend or call into question the policies, strategies, and instruments that states, societies, and people have relied on.

RCGA Faculty Fellow conveners:

Gary Winslett, assistant professor of political science

Amy Yuen, director, International Politics and Economics Program; associate professor of political science

Security and Global Affairs

The security and global affairs program features lectures, panels, and presentations on global security matters—from traditional issues of war and peace, to nontraditional security challenges in the realms of cyberspace, the environment, food security and beyond. The program examines the causal factors behind these threats over time and explores their possible solutions.

RCGA Faculty Fellow conveners:

Kemi Fuentes-George, associate professor of political science

Orion Lewis, assistant professor of political science

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