2024 Edition

27 – 28 May 2024


Is globalization coming to an end?
How differentiation of knowledge is changing the world

4th International Globalization Conference

The 4th edition of the “Understanding Globalization” series, sheds light on the production and dissemination of knowledge in a globalized world. Who produces global knowledge? Who has access to global knowledge? And how is access to knowledge prevented? Substantial changes in geopolitical developments, digitization and technology, including the growing influence of militarization, impact knowledge flows at various levels, and have created a differentiation of knowledge that is changing the world.

Regional disparities play a crucial role in this, influencing both central and decentralized knowledge dissemination. Some regions may benefit from easier access to global educational and knowledge resources – others face digital, cultural, or political divides and have far fewer opportunities. However, not all regions are committed to fostering global knowledge exchange. Some actively seek to impede or distort the flow of (scientific) knowledge, whether through restricting open access or outright bans.

These developments influence relationships, cultures, alliances, and discourses, ultimately impacting our daily lives – demanding an even more nuanced and differentiated consideration of globalization processes.

The event will take place at Eurac Research, a private research center based in Bolzano (South Tyrol) and is organized by the interdisciplinary team at the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research.

You can find the programme HERE!