Global civil society has been referred to as the “second superpower.” How is it that civil society groups have been able to challenge the dominance of the world’s military and financial powers? How have they intervened in the global arena to affect global politics? Jackie Smith, a scholar of transnational social movements, and professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh will report on the history of civil society groups’ engagement in the United Nations and how this has shaped the kind of political activism we’re seeing today in the Arab Spring and in the U.S. Occupy Wall Street movement. This workshop is being offered for three (3) ACT 48 continuing education credits, and is co-sponsored by the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
This workshop was held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. If you would like materials from this workshop or more information about future professional development workshops, please contact our Manager of Education Programs, Michele Cahill.