The Arrighi Network is a transdisciplinary network of researchers and activists who are interested in the urgent contemporary problems arising from the processes of globalization and intellectual heritages of Giovanni Arrighi. This network strives to serve as a hub for international collaboration between Hopkins faculty, graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and counterparts from around the world, especially from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

This network is affiliated with the Arrighi Center for Global Studies. Established in 2012, the Arrighi Center expands upon the work done in the previous 40 years by the Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History and the Program in Atlantic History, Culture, and Society. The center is named in memory of Giovanni Arrighi (1937-2009), former director of the Institute for Global Studies and George Armstrong Kelly Professor of Sociology.

The object of both the network and the center is to undertake a serious rethinking of dominant intellectual paradigms combined with rigorous empirical research on themes related to contemporary processes of globalization. We have identified four key priority areas for the center’s research:

  • Continuity and Change in the Dynamics of Global Capitalism
  • Changing Structures and Norms of Global Governance
  • Global Inequality and Development
  • Land, Labor, and Environmental Rights and Struggles