Global Engagement Award, 2022
The Global Engagement Award Committee of the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies chose Berch Berberoglu for his 45 years of research, teaching, scholarship, and outreach activities across the globe. Through his research and publications, Berch has provided a critical analysis of the sociological underpinnings of the global political economy and the globalization process in comparative-historical perspective. In his more than thirty books and many articles, Berch examines the dynamics of late 20th and early 21st century global social, economic, and political developments and their implications for the United States and other countries around the world. Exploring recent socio-political and economic trends in a new multi-polar world order, Berch provides a window to students to understand the inner workings of globalization through courses he offers at UNR and in his study abroad programs. Berch has visited, delivered lectures and keynote speeches, and conducted research in more than 50 countries across the globe. His global scholarship and many outreach activities have won him several prestigious awards. As Foundation Professor of Sociology, former Chair of the Sociology Department, and Founding Director of the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies, Berch has made important contributions to scholarship, academic leadership, and governance, bringing recognition to the University of Nevada, Reno as a globally-engaged Carnegie Research 1 university.