Global Connections offers a transdisciplinary approach to learning through an innovative and research-led discussion format that encourages students to share insights as co-collaborators. Seminars, workshops, and practical activities guide the learning experience, and are facilitated by specialists from a range of subject areas who are engaged in globally oriented projects. Students are encouraged to integrate their own disciplinary knowledge, personal experiences, and reflections as they examine the complexities of global connections throughout the module.


UOW:  Heather Meyer (

Dr Heather Meyer is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick’s Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL). In this role, she promotes innovative pedagogies and approaches to assessment that are interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary in nature. Her research interests are situated across the fields of Global Studies, International Education and Migration Studies, and they significantly inform her teaching. She has experience working across a range of educational levels and sectors including K-12, Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) in the U.K., Austria, Kuwait, and the U.S. (Dr Heather Meyer – Teaching Fellow (


VUB: see LU/LC ‘Europe in the World’

UOG:  Lars Nyström (

My main research interest is in agrarian history, but I have also studied aspects of industrial history, urban history, labour history, environmental history, as well as questions related to power and its legitimization. Chronologically, I cover the period from the 16th century up till present day, with a main focus on the modern period. In my dissertation, Potatisriket (The Potato Realm, 2003) I studied the landed estate of Stora Bjurum in western Sweden from 1857-1917. The ambition was to understand this place from the ground up – from the natural geographic conditions, agriculture, and organization of work, up to questions of social identity, culture, and politics. The main focus was power. How does a community where one person has virtually all means of power work? How did the master use power and for what purposes? What could apparently powerless subjects do to assert themselves and their interests? How did all this change during industrialization and democratization? After dissertating, I began a VR project Det tredje Sverige (The Third Sweden) on the processes of rural industrialization in western Sweden in the postwar period. The project combined theories from the writings on Early Modern protoindustrialization and on post war industrial districts in “third Italy”. The results are summarized in En industrialisering efter industrialiseringen (An Industrialization after Industrialization) (2012). For a presentation in English, see the articles “A Take-off from the Land” and “From Farms to Firms”.During the last several years, I have begun a research collaboration with Erik Hallberg, Ph.D. Much of our research focuses on commons, open fields, and enclosures in Sweden during the 18th and 19th centuries.

UPF:  Sílvia Morgades (

Sílvia Morgades-Gil is Senior Lecturer (Serra Hunter Fellow) in Public International Law, at the Department of Law, Pompeu Fabra University ( She is member of the Research Group on Public International Law and International Relations <> and the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration (GRITIM-UPF) <>. She teaches EU Law; Asylum and Refugee Law; and International Migrations Law at PompeuFabra University, Universitat de Barcelona and CEI-International Affairs. She obtained the Extraordinary Doctoral Award for her Doctoral Thesis and the1st Award Research in Human Rights for the work Elsdrets humans com a motor de l’evolució del règiminternacional de protecciódelsrefugiats (Human rights as an engine for the evolution of the international regime of refugee protection, Barcelona, Generalitat de Catalunya, 2008). She has worked as visiting post-doctoral researcher at the Université Paris 1-Sorbonne; and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies-IHEID, Geneva. SílviaMorgades-Gil retains a research interest in the interaction between Public International Law and European Law as regards the legal status of refugees and people in need of protection. Her publications include book chapters and articles in scientific journals such as European Papers, Revue Générale de Droit International Public, International Journal of Refugee Law or European Journal of Migration and Law. 

CY:  Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga (

Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga is currently full professor in American Studies at the Institute of International Studies and Modern Languages (UFR LEI), CY Cergy Paris Université. Marie-Pierre does research in Family and Migration History. She is the co-director of a Master&apos;s Program in European and International Studies (Master EEI), and teaches US history in a historical, political, social, and economic perspective at the BA and MA levels, and research seminars on migration studies at the MA level.

UOL: Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn (