The International Studies Public Forum, Institute for International, Global and Regional Studies (IIGaRS), and Department of History present

“Globalization and the Maritime World in the Twentieth Century”
with Michael B. Miller, Professor of History, University of Miami

Thursday, May 1, 2014
5:00-6:20 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

Until late in the twentieth century, global flows of people, goods, and ideas were primarily seaborne.  This talk will show how a maritime world of ports, shipping companies, international trading companies, and intermediaries made possible the local-global connections that we might take as a basic understanding of globalization in modern times.  It will then chart how the container revolution, but also the transition from one global age to another, wrought tremendous change – structural, spatial, and cultural – in this maritime world over the last third of the twentieth century.

For further information, please contact Gloria Simpson, or 949-824-8687.

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