講 演 者：ウィリアム・ブラドリー先生（国際学部・教授）
タイトル：Global Studies in an Age of VUCA
We are writing to inform you of the research seminar on October 13, Wednesday next week.
The details are as follows.
Date & Time: October 13, 2021 (Wed.) 17:00 – 19:00 Via：Zoom
Presenter: Prof. William Bradley (Faculty of International Studies)
Presentation title: Global Studies in an Age of VUCA
The field of Global Studies has arguably reached a crucial stage in its evolution with the growth of programs in many countries around the world and publication of The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies (Juergensmeyer et al., 2018). However, a number of dichotomized tensions have been identified by those who have been involved with Global Studies from the beginning (Juergensmeyer, 2021). In addition to such challenges, recent emphasis on VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) problems in many social sciences has led to a renewed focus on education that proposes moving beyond fixed knowledge content (Stein, 2021). What such an approach to problem solving would entail in relation to Global Studies as a field and Global Studies education is also debatable. Recent work on problems has taken at least two approaches, one that explores problems at a more fundamental level of meaning making and another which proposes merging global citizenship education with particular emphases, such as sustainable development (Khoo and Jorgensen, 2021). This talk focuses on these developments and returns to a central question: What are the prospects for Global Studies in the third decade of the 21st century?