Annual President's Lecture: A World Connected-Why Do We Leave Home?

November 7, 2008

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As part of the Art Insitute's season of events 360 Degrees: Art beyond Borders, Nayan Chanda, Director of Publications at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, discusses his new book Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization. He writes: "We humans have been on the move ever since our ancestors stepped out of Africa and began spreading to the ends of the earth. To trade goods, to win converts to their faiths, to search for a better and fulfilling life and to dominate others, generations of humans have crossed oceans, mountains and deserts. In the process, they have produced the interconnected world that we term as 'globalization.'"


This event is presented with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Chicago Humanities Festival 2008.

 

Recorded Friday, November 07, 2008 at The Art Institute of Chicago-Fullerton Hall.