The End of Globalization?

April 27, 2017

In spring 2017, David Bach, Senior Associate Dean at the Yale School of Management, taught an online course on populism, economic nationalism, and the anti-globalization movement. The course culminated in an event in which student finalists in an intensive research "hackathon" received live feedback from Bach, from former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and from Michael Warren, managing principal of Albright Stonebridge Group.

An online Global Network course hosted by the Yale School of Management explored the rise of populism, economic nationalism, and anti-globalization, and their impact on business and society. The course, taught by Senior Associate Dean David Bach, invited guest lecturers from across Yale University and beyond to examine the drivers behind Brexit and Trump’s victory, the impact of globalization on jobs and inequality, radicalization and terrorism, and diminishing trust in institutions, among other topics.

Explore the issues and conversations from the course through a series of articles and videos. 

Read the posts:

April 26, 2017
Global Network Students Compete in Globalization Hackathon Finale
In an event representing the final session of the course, four student teams—some on site, some via videoconference—presented ideas developed during eight-hour “hackathons” the week prior. They received immediate feedback on their presentations, not only from Dean Bach, but also from former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and from Michael Warren, managing principal of Albright Stonebridge Group.

April 17, 2017
A Student Perspective on a Global Network Course on Globalization

Rebecca Van Roy, a student at the London School of Economics, wrote about the rare opportunities presented by Dean Bach’s course and the discussion with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. 

February 28, 2017
The Rise of Trump and Growing Inequality
Dean Bach spoke with New York Times Magazine staff writer Emily Bazelon about the rise of Trump, the role of economic insecurity and growing inequality in the United States during a Facebook Live session.

February 27, 2017
'The End of Globalization?' Course Focuses on the Stories Beneath the Headlines

On February 23, Dean Bach discussed the course with Eddie Gandevia, a student from Berkeley-Haas School of Business, following a guest lecture with Mark Blyth of Brown University. During the class session, students discussed how to find the underlying economic storyline in the headlines, and what it could mean for future business leaders. 

February 22, 2017
Europe’s Future Uncertain, Say Global Network Students
Dean Bach discusses how students view the future of the EU following a conversation with David R. Cameron, professor of political science and director of European Union studies at Yale.

February 17, 2017
New Global Network Course Asks: The End of Globalization?
A new Global Network course examines the data behind the headlines of populist and anti-globalization movements.