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Unit 1 Global Issues: Connectedness

Video clips that look at connectedness, globalization, social media, and human rights.

Michael-Ann Cerniglia

on 18 June 2015

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Transcript of Unit 1 Global Issues: Connectedness

by Ms. Cerniglia
CONNECTEDNESS: Human Rights, Globalization, and Social Media
photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
"Amazingly for so widely used a term, there does not appear to be any precise, widely-agreed definition. Indeed the breadth of meanings attached to it seems to be increasing rather than narrowing over time, taking on cultural, political and other connotations in addition to the economic."
The World Bank
from http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/globaldebate.html
Every era has concepts that capture the public imagination, and "globalization" has recently emerged as one for our time. The term conveys a sense that international forces are driving more and more developments in the world, and thus crystallizes both the hopes of some people that we will finally achieve a global society and the fears of many others that their lives and jobs are threatened by forces beyond their control.

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