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The Global Virtual Conference is designed as a relatively small virtual conference, in preparation of the 6th Global International Studies Conference in June 2022. The Virtual Conference will take place on June 30, 2021, and will run for ten hours, between 10:00am and 8pm [20:00 GMT/UTC (Greenwich Mean Time/Universal Time Coordinated)]. The Theme is "WISC and the Globe – Achievements and Challenges". It will include seventeen panels, across five different time slots of 105 minutes.

The Global Virtual Conference offers an opportunity for scholars around to world to participate free of charge through six parallel zoom tracks in a series of sixteen roundtables. In addition, one plenary session (Global Town Meeting) will take place between 2pm and 3:45pm (14:00-15:45). It will include brief addresses by the outgoing and newly elected Presidents of WISC, a roundtable with scholars from the Global North and Global South, and a discussion involving all the participants from around the world.

Two to six parallel panels will run in the other time slots (starting at 10:00, 12:00, 16:00, and 18:00). Ten of the panels will be conducted in English, six in Spanish, and one or two in both languages (as specified in the program).

The rationale of the Conference is based upon roundtable sessions (some of them include the presentation of papers), coordinated by the Section Chairs of the 6th Global International Studies Conference planned for Buenos Aires, Argentina, in June-July 2022. As part of the mandate of WISC, the Conference reflects the diversity of scholars from around the world, both from the Global North and South. Virtual participants are coming from countries all around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Academic Program

Note: Letters A,B,C,D, E, indicate time slots ; Numbers 1,2,3,4, 5, 6 indicate zoom tracks.

June 30, 2021

1000- 2000 GMT/UTC (Greenwich Mean Time/ Universal Time Coordinated)

The participation is free of charge / No prior registration necessary!

Academic Convenor: Arie M. Kacowicz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Technical Support: Isaac Flores Delgado, Universidad del Mar, Mexico; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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