Research Description

Food, clothes, entertainment, and the security and health of the planet depend on what distant people do for, with, and against others.  Sometimes, recognition of interdependence has led to cooperation, other times to conquest or competition, and frequently to a mixture of all three.  Oftentimes, new social identities and movements, national, regional, and religious, emerge in response to rising interdependence and the convergences and inequities it has produced.  The goal of the 2018-19 Fung Global Fellows cohort was to explore the ways people learned to rely on or to reject strangers far away, as well as to imagine how global relationships came to be and could be different. 

Faculty Director

Jeremy Adelman
Henry Charles Lea Professor of History

Fung Global Fellows

Guillaume Calafat
Associate Professor of Early Modern History, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France  

Meng-Hsuan Chou
Provost’s Chair in Public Policy and Global Affairs, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Tolga Demiryol
Associate Professor of Political Science, Altinbas University, Istanbul, Turkey

Rita Kesselring
Senior Lecturer at the Chair of Social Anthropology, University of Basel, Switzerland 

Joseph Ben Prestel
Assistant Professor of History, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Kristin Surak
Associate Professor of Politics, SOAS, University of London, UK