It is an exciting time to reconsider the globe where humans live today. New political configurations and ideas the world over. Political entities such as a Caliphate and a Kurdish state in the Middle East. The European Union is practically a member of the United Nations (a 21st modification to 20th century ideas of international law). New Anglo-Latino identities and ‘borders’ in the Americas. And China, a large political entity with a long history, has new kinds of citizens and a new relationship between these citizens and their land. Aside from the overlaps of ‘regionalism’ and ‘globalism,’ history is also relevant. This modern world seems to accommodate political ideas from ancient, medieval, early modern, and late modern perspectives. And no matter whether the US enters into wars or leads from behind, Washington DC is a hub for new ideas and comprehensive viewpoints. These are the topics of our seminar.