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The purpose of this chapter is to describe how an initiative at Indiana State University called the Community Semester has made strides toward building a bridge between the residents of the community of Terre Haute and the university’s largest college. The Community Semester is a 15-week series of lectures, panel discussions, and arts events that the faculty share with the city’s residents. The chapter discusses the origins of the Community Semester, its connection with the strategic plan and vision of the institution, how the event is delivered, and the event’s strengths and shortcomings. The chapter concludes with a discussion of general issues associated with town–gown relations and looks at how events like the Community Semester can be used to leverage a better and more productive relationship between college, university, and city.

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Edited by Georgina Murray and John Scott

Several expert contributors focus on global issues, including the role of transnational finance, interlocking directorates, ownership and tax havens. Others examine how these issues at the global level interact with the regional or nation state level in the US, the UK, China, Australia and Mexico. The books scrutinizes globalization from a fresh, holistic perspective, examining the relationship between the national and transnational to uncover the most significant structures and agents of power. Possible policy futures are also considered.