PROF. DR. BERCH BERBEROGLU, Professor of Sociology, Chairman of the Department of Sociology, and Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology, University of Nevada, Reno, United States of America.
Keynote Speech Title:
"The Centrality of Social Sciences and Humanities for Understanding Globalization in the 21st Century"
Prof. Dr. Berch Berberoglu received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1977. He has been teaching and conducting research at the University of Nevada, Reno for the past 37 years. He has chaired the sociology department for more than 12 years and has served as director of graduate studies for more than 20 years.
Prof. Dr. Berberoglu has written and edited 30 books and many articles. His most recent books include Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization (2002), The Globalization of Capital and the Nation-State (2003), Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict: Class, State, and Nation in the Age of Globalization (2004), Globalization and Change: The Transformation of Global Capitalism (2005), The State and Revolution in the Twentieth Century: Major Social Transformations of our Time (2007), Class and Class Conflict in the Age of Globalization (2009), Globalization in the 21st Century: Labor, Capital, and the State on a World Scale (2010), and Beyond the Global Capitalist Crisis: The World Economy in Transition (2012).
His areas of specialization include globalization, political economy, development, class analysis, political sociology, nationalism and ethno-national conflict, class/race/gender, and comparative-historical sociology. His latest book Political Sociology in a Global Era: An Introduction to the State and Society was published by Paradigm Publishers in 2013. He is currently working on a new book titled America After Empire: The Promise and the Vision for a New America in the 21st Century, which will be published by Paradigm Publishers in 2014.