From July 18 through July 20, TRANSPOP’s Principal Investigator Peter Stamatov attended the Eighth Chinese Political Sociology Workshop at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, China.
Professor Stamatov joined other 16 faculty members and 130 graduate students to address the topic of globalization. One of the workshop's objectives was to challenge the idea that globalization is an exclusively modern phenomenon, the event’s lectures focusing on how Eurasian and global exchanges developed throughout history. The workshop also sought to expand the idea of globalization beyond economic exchange and therefore discussed the cultural, political, and demographic dimensions of the phenomenon.
Professor’s Stamatov lecture, From Religious Conflict to Humanitarian Norms: The Historical Dynamics of Moral Globalization, highlighted the importance of thinking about how models of what is considered right and wrong travel and evolve in a context of transnational contact and exchange.