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Growing Knowledge about Globalization


Upcoming conference:
Observing Trade: Revealing International Trade Networks and Their Impacts
March 9-11, 2006

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Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), and cosponsored by The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS), the International Economics Section (IES), and The Princeton Center for Globalization and Governance (CGG).
Organized by Miguel Centeno (Princeton University), Sara R. Curran (University of Washington) and GKG.
If you have questions please email: acooke AT princeton DOT edu

Completed conferences:
Trading Morsels Conference, February 24-26, 2005

Current work:
For an introduction into a few of the images possible using NetMap Visualizer software and current GKG trade data please see the following file : Introductory Images (PDF format).

GKG has presented at several conferences and meetings. Below are copies of the presentation slides:
Chicago Observing Trade Presentation (PDF format)
: This presentation provides an overview of the project and images of Total World Trade in 1980, 1990 and 2001. This version was presented on October 8, 2005 to a group of Princeton University Alumni in Chicago. It explores issues of concentration of world trade and regional effects in the Americas, Africa, MENA and Asia.
ILAS Observing Trade Presentation (PDF format) : This version was presented on September 19, 2005 at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of London. It includes images of Total World Trade, trade in the Americas and Africa, and trade in the Americas for several commodities including food, textile fibers, apparel, fuels, and machinery.

The Rise of NAFTA (PDF format) : This brief article illustrates increasing regionalization in the global trade structure. It was published in December 2005 in the Center for Migration and Development research brief, Points of Development.