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Tanzanikia Taylor ’23 and Hannah Ward ’20 Share their Experiences with CUGS

We had the opportunity to work closely this semester with two students. Among other things, they wrote awesome reflections on some of our Global Vantage Point Talks. Click any title below to read more: Breaking the Border: Experiences of Kurds in the Middle East, A talk by Savas Ergul Taking a Step to Promote Quality […]

Trinity Launches Graduate Certificate in Urban Planning

The graduate studies program at Trinity College, in partnership with the urban studies program, masters in public policy program, and Center for Urban and Global Studies, will launch a graduate certificate in urban planning for the fall 2020 semester. This program will be the first graduate program in urban planning in Connecticut. In a field […]

Winter 2019 Notes from the Directors

From the CUGS Director, Garth Myers CUGS has been a busy place this Fall. It is going to be even busier in Spring 2020! The Cities Program and Global Vantage Point Lecture Series have brought a lot of energy to 70 Vernon Street. Our Kelter Post-Doctoral Fellow Emily Yen, IIE-SRF visiting scholar Savas Ergul, program […]

China Summer 2020: A Tale of Two City-Regions

The Center for Urban and Global Studies will run its field course in China for the 12th year in June 2020. This year’s trip will focus on “A Tale of Two Global City-Regions: Immigration and Innovation in Greater Shanghai and Shenzhen.” Students will earn 1.0 credits enrolled in URST/INTS 313. In 1979, China established its […]

GVP Lecture review: “Breaking the Border: Experiences of Kurds in the Middle East” Dr. Savaş Ergül, Visiting Scholar, Center for Urban and Global Studies

Our final GVPS Lecture of this semester’s series saw Dr. Savaş Ergül present Breaking the Border: Experiences of Kurds in the Middle East. Situating the history of Kurdish people, Ergül demonstrated the lived experiences of Kurdish people throughout Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. First interrogating the concept of borders as a place of violence, tragedy […]

GVPLS Lecture Review “Taking a Step to Promote Quality Education, Health, and Menstrual Hygiene in Accham, Nepal” Digesh Chitrakar ’22, Davis Projects for Peace Grant Recipient

Digesh Chitrakar’s GVPS Lecture, Taking a Step to Promote Quality Education, Health, and Menstrual Hygiene in Accham, Nepal, demonstrated the efforts made by Chitrakar and his peers to encourage menstrual education in the rural district of Accham, Nepal.   Before delving into the process and methods of the project, Chitrakar highlighted the importance of situating […]

Global Vantage Point Lecture Series: A Comparative Analysis of the Historic Japanese and other Asian Migration to the Hawaiian Archipelago

Trinity sophomore Emma Schneck’s Global Vantage Point Lecture, A Comparative Analysis of the Historic Japanese and other Asian Migration to the Hawaiian Archipelago, investigated the political and economic factors that spearheaded Hawaii into a heterogeneous state. Schneck begins the lecture by addressing rhetoric surrounding Hawaii’s racial and culture make up. She shows a news article […]

Global Vantage Point Lecture Series: The Gendered Effects of Climate Change in The Global South

“How Understanding the Gendered Effects of Climate Change in the Global South can Help to Build a Climate Resilient Future” Dr. Chesney McOmber, Adjunct Lecturer, University of Florida Dr. McOmber’s Global Vantage Point Lecture, How Understanding the Gendered Effects of Climate Change in the Global South can Help to Build a Climate Resilient Future, examined […]

The Cities Program Takes a Tour of Hartford

On Saturday, September 7, the new cohort of the Cities Program (class of 2023) took a tour of Hartford. The group first stopped at Colt Park, where Prof. Myers led the students on a walking tour of the park, highlighting a site on Wawarme Ave that is believed to have been visited by the spirit […]

A Global Summer for the CUGS Faculty

Our team was busy traveling, researching, and writing around the world this summer. Here is what we’ve been up to: Garth Myers Director, Center for Urban and Global Studies and Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies Garth Myers has been appointed as CUGS’s new Director, for 2019-2022. Myers had been Director of […]