Students from Professor L.H.M Ling’s An Evening on the Silk Road summer trial course have created a crowd funding campaign to assist them with travel expenses to present their research initiative, The Global Intimate. This initiative will explore topics that were central to Professor Ling’s course, such as food and the Silk Road, to create alternative ways to problem solve in the international arena.
The students are crowdsourcing funds to support them with the upcoming projects (from the Indiegogo website):
- The Global South Caucus International Studies (GSCIS) Conference, Singapore, January 2015- Attendance for the students(14) to present their findings and innovative concepts to the field’s leading scholars, practitioners and students.
- Presentation at Jawarhalal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, January 2015- The Global Intimate has been invited to present a workshop at JNU, India’s premier university. All local hospitality costs will be provided, however they need to pay for their transportation costs from Singapore following the GSCIS Conference.
- Academic Research- The students are committed to researching, producing and disseminating cutting-edge concepts (like “difference without alienation” described above) to build a new future for world politics. This includes the maintenance of a blog, continued production of their documentary tracking the journey of this educational experiment, publication of papers into scholarly journals, and a book manuscript that will serve as the foundation for future works.
- Summer 2015 Community Short Course- In the Summer 2015, The Global Intimate will be offering a summer short course in partnership with The New School to community members and anyone interested on how to think creatively about international relations. This course is an adaptation of previous sessions on the Silk Road and food- sure to tantalize the appetites of all.
For more information, please visit The Global Intimate Indiegogo Campaign website.