IGCS Sponsored Conferences

IGCS sponsors or co-sponsors a series of academic conferences that examine the global implications of culture. Among these are:

  • 38th Annual Conference of the New York African Studies Association (NYASA) on "Global Africa, Triple Heritage and Pax Africana," hosted by the Institute of Global Cultural Studies and co-sponsored by SUNY Binghamton departments of Africana Studies; Sociology; and Political Science and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT).  Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, April 5-6, 2013.
  • Asian-African intersections & Migrations Conference - Sponsored by the Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas, and co-sponsored by the Departments of Asian and Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, English, History, Sociology, the Institute of Global Cultural Studies, and the Dean's Speaker Series - Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY, May 4, 2012.
  • Looking Beyond 9/11: Islam in the West and Democratic Trends in the Middle East and North Africa - Co-sponsored by IGCS, The Association of Muslim Social Scientists of North America (AMSS) and City University of New York (CUNY) -John Jay College of Criminal Justice - NYC, NY, September 23, 2011
  • 35th Annual Conference of "New York African Studies Association (NYASA)" on "Global Africa and Asia in the Age of Globalization," hosted by the Institute of Global Cultural Studies and co-hosted by Department of African and African-American Studies, Penn State University and Department of African Studies, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, March 26–27, 2010.
  • "The Obama Administration and US Relations with the Muslim World: Prospects, Progress and Lingering Skepticism." A symposium sponsored by The Association of Muslim Social Scientists of North America (AMSS) and co-sponsored and hosted by the Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, October 16, 2009.
  • The New York African Studies Association's 29th Annual Conference.
    April 29–30, 2005.
  • The 29th Annual Conference's theme is "Global Africa and the Challenges of American Hegemony."
    President's speech (pdf)
  • GLOBAL TOWN MEETING
  • Is Globalization a Dialogue of Civilizations?
    April 12–13, 2002
  • Long before September 11, 2001, Binghamton University was grappling with problems of conflict and dialogue among civilizations. Since September 11, those issues have become even more urgent. Now we have brought some globally-renowned experts to Binghamton to address these topics. Join us for a day of discussion on these pressing issues.
  • "Islam in Africa: A Global, Cultural, and Historical Perspective" held April 19–22, 2001: hosted by the Institute of Global Cultural Studies. This interdisciplinary conference focused on the uniqueness of Islam in Africa emphasizing its global context, from the first arrival of the religion on the continent up through current events in which Islam plays a role. Submissions are invited from a number of perspectives: historical, social, cultural, political, philosophical, textual, economic, linguistic, literary, etc.

    Deadlines and other details regarding submission of papers to "Islam in Africa: A Global, Cultural, and Historical Perspective" are provided in EnglishFrench and Arabic.

  • International Conference on "The Military in Africa and Latin America: A Dialogue Between Soldiers and Civilians in Quest of Democracy": organized by the Institute of Global Cultural Studies, the Institute of Governance and Social Research (Jos, Nigeria) and the Center on Democratic Performance and sponsored by the Ford Foundation in Abuja, Nigeria, August 2000. Details of this conference will be forthcoming in the next edition of the IGCS newsletter.
  • "Bellagio Symposium on Peacekeeping in Africa": An IGCS-organized symposium held at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Conference and Study Center in Bellagio, Italy. For details, download the Winter 2000 IGCS newsletter.
  • "Walter Rodney Conference": A salute to Guyanese intellectual and activist, Walter Rodney. Refer to the Online edition of the IGCS Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 1998 for a synopsis of the proceedings.
  • "Global and Multicultural Dimensions of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Social and Literary Thought": Annual Conference, SSIPS and IGCS.
  • "Global Africa": Annual Symposium of the Black Experience and Africana Studies.
  • "Culture and the World System": Colloquia co-sponsored with the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations.

Last Updated: 7/8/15