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Immigration, Refugees & Diaspora

Dynamics, politics, and experiences of human migration and their intersection with globalization processes.

Public Policy, Governance & Citizenship

The roles of various state- and non-state actors in relation to global public goods (e.g., knowledge production, security, health and human rights).

Sustainability, Justice & Global Interdependence

Global perspectives on environmental, economic, political, social and cultural sustainability, justice, and interdependence.

Culture, Identity & Autonomy

Artistic and socio-cultural expressions and contestations of meaning, identity and agency in the context of globalization.

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Tue., Jan. 24, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, Encounters that Bite: Social Welfare, Community Engagement, and Transnational Intimacy in Interwar London, Dr. Nadine Attewell (

Jan 17, 2017

We are still accepting applications for MA in Globalization Studies

The Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition will continue accepting applications for the September 2017 entry after Jan. 15 until the program is full. Students are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible for an increased chance to be admitted.

Jan 17, 2017

McMaster Welcomes Fulbright Scholar

The Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition to host Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Rhacel Salazar Parreñas in 2017

Jan 12, 2017

IGHC December 2016 Newsletter

The December 2016 issue of the IGHC Newsletter highlighting: research news, academic program news, upcoming IGHC, ppportunities for students, and general Institute updates

Dec 14, 2016

New Book

Congratulations to our colleagues of the Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition (IGHC) Time & Globalization working group – Drs. Paul Huebener, Susie O'Brien, Tony Porter, Liam Stockdale, and Y. Rachel Zhou – for the publication (with Routledge) of their edited volume, Time, Globalization and Human Experience: Interdisciplinary Explorations.

Nov 21, 2016

Download our new MA Program Brochure

The MA Program on Globalization Studies at McMaster University. A unique interdisciplinary program at one of the top universities in Canada.

Oct 29, 2016

M.A. Master of Arts in Globalization Studies

Globalization Studies examines the complex political, social, economic, cultural, discursive and theoretical developments related to processes of globalization and how these come to bear upon our lives, our communities, and the environment in which we live. Research areas include: contemporary culture; diasporic, transnational and multicultural communities; global governance; international trade and finance; and social, environmental and labour issues.

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Minor Minor in Globalization Studies

The minor in Globalization Studies provides students with the opportunity to explore the complex idea of globalization from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will complete courses from both the Humanities and Social Sciences faculties that cover a wide variety of themes related to globalization, and will be able to tailor their course selection according to their interests.

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