The GTC Speaker Series draws speakers from different subfields of political science, whose work illustrates the impact of rising global and transnational challenges on domestic and international politics. Our speakers will cover areas such as immigration, disinformation, rising inequality, discontent with political elites, climate change, global illicit finance, human rights, political violence, as well as challenges to democracy. While some talks focus explicitly on the transnational dimension, others examine politics within a single country (e.g. the United States, Brazil, Zimbabwe) to illustrate the effects of a global phenomenon in a specific national context. These speakers will provoke interesting conversations between students and faculty about how our understanding of these challenges could inform their own research.