Published on a quarterly basis, global-e provides a forum for commentary on global events, processes, and issues. Each edition features brief essays (800 words) by leading scholars and practitioners, offering provocative reflections on a range of topics with the aim of stimulating discussion among the global studies community. As each new edition is posted on the web, email announcements are delivered to individual subscribers and to listservs associated with professional and scholarly organizations interested in global studies. We aim to both encourage circulation of commentary essays and stimulate discussion among readers. Accordingly, each essay is open to reader response and deliberation.
Although available to internet users around the world, global-e focuses on building relations among global studies programs. Commentaries are on public issues, theoretical debates, methodological challenges, and curricular concerns.
The editorial staff solicits essays of approximately 800 words, which is the standard length for opinion pieces in most newspapers, magazines, and journals. Our aim is to provoke discussion and to provide commentators with an opportunity to circulate their ideas in a new format.
global-e is managed collaboratively by global studies programs at the following universities:
Center for Global Initiatives, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Center for Global Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Global Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Center for International Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Center for Global Studies, University of Washington-Seattle
Global and International Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara
We look forward to your active participation in global-e. For more information, please contact Dr. Niklaus Steiner at