OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR -
November 19, 2012
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO
Following consultation with the Academic Senate and campus administrative officials, I am pleased to announce the establishment of Center on Global Justice as an Organized Research Unit reporting to Vice Chancellor Sandra Brown. Fonna Forman and Gerry Mackie, Associate Professors of Political Science, will serve as founding co-Directors.
The CGJ promotes collaborative research among scholars across disciplines, communities, and organizations to achieve more effective and sustainable results in bettering human life, locally and across the globe. Teams converge around a problem and work to design, execute, evaluate, and reiterate strategies, co-producing new knowledge that furthers academic research and illuminates successful protocols for further practice - all while effecting positive change in our region and our world.
The CGJ is presently focused on four research programs: 1. Social Norms in Global Development, on the theory and practice of organized community adoption of beneficial social norms, in the rural village as well as the urban center; 2. Urban Ecologies of Global Justice on the theory and practice of sustainable urban development in the San Diego-Tijuana border region; 3. Global Ethics and Global Cooperation, a forum for critical reflection on big ideas about global responsibility and coordinated global development strategies; and 4. Social Science Research in Action to reactivate a commitment to real-world problem solving in the social sciences. The CGJ also hosts high-profile public events that bring campus and community into more frequent contact.
Membership in the Center is open to all interested faculty members and research scientists/scholars. Additional information is available at globaljustice.ucsd.edu. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Professors Forman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mackie (email@example.com).