The areas of focus for the 2012-14 biennium were the region of South Asia and the issue of Global Food Security.
The Global Spotlight also hosted the International Collaborative Research Forum on Oct. 31, 2014.
The areas of focus for the 2010-12 biennium were the region of Latin America and the Caribbean and the issue of the Impact of Urbanization.
The Global Spotlight also hosted the inaugural International Research Conference, Addressing Global Challenges Through International Research, on Feb. 17, 2012.
The areas of focus for the 2009-10 biennium were the continent of Africa and the issue of Water in the World.