Dr Jamie Gillen is Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Cultures, Languages & Linguistics, Auckland University’s Faculty of Arts. He has a BS in marketing management (Virginia Tech., 1999, MA and PhD in geography (Kentucky, 2003; Colorado, 2008). He is Director of Auckland University’s Global Studies Programme, a trans-disciplinary course that awarded its first bachelor’s degree in 2021, and is commencing a master’s degree in 2022. The GSP offers a choice between four majors: Global environment & sustainable development; Global politics & human rights; International relations & business; Transnational culture & creative practice. Within the Programme Dr Gillen teaches ‘Introduction to Global Studies’ and ‘Global Challenges’.