This course will be conducted on the basis of two, interrelated goals. On the one hand we hope to gain a firm and useful grasp of the physical features of the Earth and of its contemporary political organization. On the other hand, we aim to achieve fluency in the major events and themes of modern global history. This second task will start with a brief look at planetary history and the arrival of humans, and then skip to the 16th century, when the two hemispheres were re-united, and proceed through to the end of the twentieth century. We will consider the theoretical and methodological problems presented in trying to view the past from a global perspective while at the same time acknowledging and pondering the undeniably global nature of our contemporary problems and sensibilities. Requirements: attendance and participation; periodic quizzes and exercises; a mid-term and a final exam.
- Lecturer (Ph.D, Stanford University 1987, J.D., Harvard Law School, 1983)
Posts by Susan Hinely
- SBS S-351
- Research Interests
- Late modern European history, international law and human rights.
- Scholarly Works
- "Charlotte Wilson, the ‘Woman Question,’ and the Meanings of Anarchist Socialism in Late Victorian Radicalism," International Review of Social History, April 2012: 57, pp 3-36.
“The Global ‘Parliament of Mothers’: International Law in the Pre-War Women’s Movement,” Chicago-Kent Law Review. Vol. 87, No. 2 (2012), 439-461.
“Western Idealism and the Pursuit of Global Justice. A Review of Global Civil Society 2011: Globality and the Absence of Justice.” Globality Studies Journal, August 2011. https://globality.cc.stonybrook.edu/?p=217