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  • Kainen Bell CGS Spotlight

    CGS would like to congratulate PhD student Kainen Bell for his recent selection as a Global Policy Fellow at the Institute for Technology & Society (ITS) in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Kainen was one of ten researchers selected worldwide who share common interests in technology and its interfaces with Law, and expanding their knowledge about the Brazilian technological context. The intensive four-week program will take place in July, and includes a series of meetings with ITS partners in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, and São Paulo. 

  • Premodern Unfreedoms: Global Approaches to Exploitation, Enslavement, and Trafficking’ Conference at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, October 27-28, 2023

  • Qatar Debate 4th US Debate Championship

    Qatar Debates' 4th US Debate Championship, October 14-15, 2023.


  • 15th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society

    Upcoming submission deadline for 15th Annual Conference of the ILLS

  • At Home with Over 170 Million News Stories: My Assistantship with the Cline Center over Covid-19

    PhD student, James Steur, talks about his experiences during Covid-19.

  • Syndemics and Coronavirus: The Social Dimensions of Public Health Crises

    Can we deepen our understanding of the current COVID-19 pandemic by analyzing it as a syndemic?