Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

Global Issues

Globalization is ongoing, and its effects can be felt everywhere. Future Challenges exists to explore the benefits and problems of globalization, sharing diverse perspectives from around the world. The Global Issues are big themes – for example trade, migration or austerity policies. Each Global Issue provides a spark of inspiration for our bloggers, and they respond with stories from their own lives and countries.

  • Putting a Price on Nature

    Biological diversity and healthy eco-systems are what support our planet and our rapidly growing human population, the loss of which would be disastrous on so many levels. Could the financialisation of nature be a way out of this dilemma?

  • The Transatlantic Colossus

    A Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the US aims to ease business activities across the Atlantic. TAFTA | TTIP is a colossal undertaking that, if concluded, will establish the largest FTA in history. It is sold as a panacea but is that simple?

  • Poor Women in Cities: Challenges and Innovations

    The urban environment presents unique challenges as well as opportunities for its residents. Cities often have diverse populations with varying income levels and backgrounds, yet these individuals must coexist in a finite space, often with differential access to everything from cultural goods to public transportation and basic sustenance. We want […]