2011 Impact of Globalization

Camden Conference > 2011 Conference > 2011 Study Guide > 2011 Impact of Globalization

Introduction

Globalization is best understood as the interrelationship between nations, and though associated primarily with economic forces, globalization has come to represent the impact of one nation’s actions upon the global community: politically, economically, culturally and environmentally. As students begin to grapple with understanding globalization, it is imperative that they understand and appreciate the interconnectedness between nations which currently exists and how those connections are shaping the world.

Using a current map of the world and information gathered on CIA Factbook, students can draw connections between nations based on trade and diplomatic relationships. The most pressing concern regarding globalization exists in the ramifications for the developing world as the industrial world continues to consume natural resources at an alarming rate and how developing nations can or will gain a foothold in a modern global economy. Added to that are the environmental effects of rapid growth and industrialization, the impact on the poor, hungry, and disenfranchised.
Ban Ki Moon’s report on the Impacts of Globalization (see supplemental reading materials), published in 2008, highlights the major areas of concern, including poverty, health, role of women, and the environment. Having students read and understand this document can provide an effective tool in outlining, in specific detail, how globalization can have both positive and negative effects on the developing world. While countries with limited resources can benefit from economic or political support from industrialized nations, the danger of exploitation and imperialism can, ultimately, have negative implications.

Finally, and most notably, globalization should be considered from the perspective of technology and its availability throughout the world. As citizens of nations become more interconnected, how might that shift the balance of power at the government level? To what extent does a readily available, constantly streaming source of information begin to reshape our understanding of what it means to be a citizen of the world? The impact of globalization could serve to unify or divide, and what role can we play in moving toward one outcome and not the other?

Please review the Camcast clips, below, to learn more about the impact of globalization on international relations.

Impact of Globalization Video Links

[hana-flv-player video=”/video/syllabus/2011/Globalization/01 Chas Freeman – Globalization 13.10-18.flv”
width=”480″
height=”360″
description=””
player=”4″
autoload=”false” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true”splashimage=”https://www.camdenconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flash-Comcast-Default-Image.jpg”
/]

Asia’s integration driven by trade, Chas Freeman

[hana-flv-player video=”/video/syllabus/2011/Globalization/01 Chas Freeman – Globalization 19.10-20.flv”
width=”480″
height=”360″
description=””
player=”4″
autoload=”false” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true”splashimage=”https://www.camdenconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flash-Comcast-Default-Image.jpg”
/]

Sino-India ties, Chas Freeman

[hana-flv-player video=”/video/syllabus/2011/Globalization/01 Chas Freeman – Globalization 23.40-28.flv”
width=”480″
height=”360″
description=””
player=”4″
autoload=”false” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”https://www.camdenconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flash-Comcast-Default-Image.jpg”
/]

Connecting nations – Free Trade, Chas Freeman

[hana-flv-player video=”/video/syllabus/2011/Globalization/01 Chas Freeman – Globalization 28.30-30.flv”
width=”480″
height=”360″
description=””
player=”4″
autoload=”false” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”https://www.camdenconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flash-Comcast-Default-Image.jpg”
/]

Asia lifts the world!?, Chas Freeman

[hana-flv-player video=”/video/syllabus/2011/Globalization/03 Pranab Bardhan – Globalization 03.15-05.flv”
width=”480″
height=”360″
description=””
player=”4″
autoload=”false” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”https://www.camdenconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flash-Comcast-Default-Image.jpg”
/]

Globalization: Southeast Asia, Pranab Bardhan

[hana-flv-player video=”/video/syllabus/2011/Economic/03 Pranab Bardhan – Economic 05.56-11.flv”
width=”480″
height=”360″
description=””
player=”4″
autoload=”false” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”https://www.camdenconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flash-Comcast-Default-Image.jpg”
/]

China and India Compared, Pranab Bardhan

[hana-flv-player video=”/video/syllabus/2011/Economic/03 Pranab Bardhan – Economic 14.50-17.flv”
width=”480″
height=”360″
description=””
player=”4″
autoload=”false” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”https://www.camdenconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flash-Comcast-Default-Image.jpg”
/]

Poverty and inequality, Pranab Bardhan

[hana-flv-player video=”/video/syllabus/2011/Economic/03 Pranab Bardhan – Economic 23.30-29.flv”
width=”480″
height=”360″
description=””
player=”4″
autoload=”false” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”https://www.camdenconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flash-Comcast-Default-Image.jpg”
/]

“Demographic Dividend”, Pranab Bardhan

[hana-flv-player video=”/video/syllabus/2011/Globalization/04 Joanna Lewis – Globalization 26.08-33.flv”
width=”480″
height=”360″
description=””
player=”4″
autoload=”false” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”https://www.camdenconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flash-Comcast-Default-Image.jpg”
/]

US-China: Challenges & Cooperation, Joanna Lewis

[hana-flv-player video=”/video/syllabus/2011/Globalization/09 Tom Pickering – Globalization 02.15-05.flv”
width=”480″
height=”360″
description=””
player=”4″
autoload=”false” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”https://www.camdenconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flash-Comcast-Default-Image.jpg”
/]

“The most important region: Asia”, Thomas Pickering

[hana-flv-player video=”/video/syllabus/2011/Globalization/09 Tom Pickering – Globalization 28.57-31.flv”
width=”480″
height=”360″
description=””
player=”4″
autoload=”false” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”https://www.camdenconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flash-Comcast-Default-Image.jpg”
/]

Impact of Aid/NGO’s, Tom Pickering

[hana-flv-player video=”/video/syllabus/2011/Globalization/09 Tom Pickering – Globalization 31.06-33.flv”
width=”480″
height=”360″
description=””
player=”4″
autoload=”false” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”https://www.camdenconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flash-Comcast-Default-Image.jpg”
/]

Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Tom Pickering

Study Guide for Globalization

1. Define Globalization
2. What examples illustrate the interconnectedness of the world?
3. How local is globalization?
4. How is globalization personal?
5. What is global citizenship?


The 2011 Educator’s Guide is funded by the Camden National Bank.