History of Globalization

Globalization is an historical process that began with the first movement of people out of Africa into other parts of the world. Traveling short or long distances, migrants, merchants and others have delivered their ideas, customs and products to new lands. The melding, borrowing and adaptation of outside influences are found in many areas of human life.

What is Globalization?

Part One  |  Part Two

Flash presentation on the history of globalization (best viewed on Internet Explorer)

Globalization of the Television Supply Chain

 Small Screen, Smaller World: The supply chain has reduced prices for television sets worldwide

The Lure of Protectionism: Consumers want to protect jobs but also favor low costs

Globalization of Food & Plants

Explore multiple articles on the remarkable journey that food and plants have taken throughout world history

Ideas Travel the Globe

Explore how ideas and imagination from  across the globe have come together to shape our world

Global Governance

Global connections have grown for thousands of years, but ways to manage them have been slow to develop