The seminar will be held by Professor Mitchell Stevens, Stanford University and the title is "Ambivalent Internationals: How U.S. Social Scientists See the Rest of the World". 

About the seminar
U.S. academics continue to lend priority to the study of problems in the Global North and supposedly “general” models of social processes based on empirical inquiries in their own country. Overall, senior faculty in economics, political science, and sociology discourage doctoral study of phenomena beyond US borders. This creates startlingly large lacunae in disciplinary social-science knowledge over time. Findings are based on a study of social-science inquiry on eight U.S. university campuses during the last years.