Rethinking the Third World fosters new ways of thinking about the Third World in light of ongoing debates about economic, cultural, political, and technological transformations on the national and transnational level. They will explore ambiguities and tensions in attempts to define the Third World, its problems, and development focusing particularly on Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), and Latin American societies.

The convener for this group is Babak Rahimi (Literature) and David Pedersen (Anthropology), with participants from Political Science, Sociology, History, Literature, Communication, and Ethnic Studies.