Times and Spaces of Globalization


The Schools are a yearly event which bring together international scholars and students from a range of disciplines and geo-cultural background to discuss ‘times and spaces of globalization’.

Every year a different theme is addressed through lectures, seminars, workshops, round tables in an intensive 5-day course ideated, organized and managed by Next Generation Global Studies and funded by the University of Padova and the Department of Politics, Law and International Studies. We began with two winter schools in Padova, then in 2015 we changed format and had a School for all seasons, which was organized in collaboration with Annabelle Sreberny and Massimilano Fusari at SOAS, University of London. In 2016 we returned to Padova as we will for next year’s school.

The theme of winter school 2017 – 20-24th February – is Boundaries, borders and walls: what of universality?

This edition is a joint collaboration between Next Generation Global Studies and  inteRGRace, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Race and Racism.


Past schools:

February 2016 -  Necessary Translations for Global Understanding

May 2015 – School for all Seasons: Illusions of democracy and the media

February 2014 – focused on ‘Europe in a Global Context‘.

We started with a winter school in 2013 with a focus on The challenges of global communication.

The Schools aim at fostering encounters around specific themes that emerge from the complexities of global transformations, such as migration and cross-cultural exchange; cooperation, conflict and world interconnectedness; crisis and transformation in a multidimensional perspective. At the same time, the Schools promote dialogues that reflect a plurality of voices and approaches through which the global context is to be defined, interpreted and understood.