Global publishing today - both book and digital - remains one of the major ways that ideas and culture, hegemony and resistance all cross borders. Essential to its effects are translation, media, and migration. How has the publishing industry in fact contributed to our ability to "think globally" and led to cultural transformations? In what ways and to what extent has it remained national or regional, focusing largely on the US and Europe? What might allow for a more wide-ranging dissemination of texts, culture, ideas? How are current crises around race, economics, and global health affecting the industry today?