The Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) 2024 annual conference: How can the liberal arts help a world in crisis?

Posted on April 15, 2024

The Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) 2024 annual conference coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the GALA network, and will be hosted by the founding institution, Bath Spa University, England, during 13-15 September. In the light of the degree to which the world has changed over the past decade and the context in which we now find ourselves in, a world marked by global polarization, ecological crisis, and the rise of AI, placing humanity itself under threat worldwide, the theme of the conference is on How can the liberal arts help a world in crisis?

This conference will bring together speakers and participants from Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas on themes of Environmental crisis, Art for Social Change,  Digital  Threats and Opportunities,  Indigenous Voices and Justice, and Power, Peace and Healing.
The Global Academy of Liberal Arts is an international community of diverse, innovative, and socially responsible universities and colleges, transforming lives and enhancing global understanding through interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching and research. With 17 partners in 13 countries, it is a truly global network.  GALA was established in 2014 by Bath Spa University, a creative, innovative and enterprising University in the South West of England. With nine dedicated research areas, nearly 60% of research was ranked in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading.’,

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