Panel Presentations

Authors

Christopher J. Dellana '14, Gettysburg College

Location

Science Center 300

Session

Globalization Studies Honors Panel

Start Time

5-3-2014 1:15 PM

End Time

5-3-2014 2:30 PM

Supervising Faculty Member

Monica Ogra

Department

Globalization Studies

Description

Before man was exchanging goods and ideas, he was exchanging germs. As such, the spread of infectious disease constitutes the first truly global phenomenon and, therefore, marks the beginnings—primitive though they may have been—of what today we have finally termed ‘globalization.’ The global spread of disease, then, proves that globalization is not new and that its origins were the result of a different narrative than the ones we read from globalization theorists; it further demonstrates that the modern conception of the phenomenon is only now so well recognized because the accelerated and efficient processes that inform its daily activities have heightened our conscious acknowledgement of its existence.

 
May 3rd, 1:15 PM May 3rd, 2:30 PM

Human Disease - Unintended Globalization

Science Center 300

Before man was exchanging goods and ideas, he was exchanging germs. As such, the spread of infectious disease constitutes the first truly global phenomenon and, therefore, marks the beginnings—primitive though they may have been—of what today we have finally termed ‘globalization.’ The global spread of disease, then, proves that globalization is not new and that its origins were the result of a different narrative than the ones we read from globalization theorists; it further demonstrates that the modern conception of the phenomenon is only now so well recognized because the accelerated and efficient processes that inform its daily activities have heightened our conscious acknowledgement of its existence.