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Center for Global Studies


The mission of the Center for Global Studies is to enhance understanding about the world’s cultures, societies and economies as they shape, and are shaped by, global and transnational forces. We offer interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate curricular programs and our faculty and staff represent expertise from across the social sciences, arts & humanities, STEM, public affairs, global health, environment, and security related disciplines. As one of eight Title VI National Resource Centers housed in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, the Center for Global Studies provides resources and programming for transforming interdisciplinary global studies via research and teaching, language study, general public programs, media outreach, and professional development opportunities for educators.

Core Services Offered

BA in International Studies; Minor in International Studies; MA in International Studies; Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships (FLAS) for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students; interdisciplinary and comparative UW course offerings; diverse public programming, and enhanced teacher training at all levels (K-20) so that international studies is integrated into social studies, sciences, humanities, and arts curricula.

Funding Information:

The Center for Global Studies is funded by multiple sources, including gifts and public and private grants, as well as a U.S. Department of Education, Title VI National Resource Center grant, 2014-2018.

Reporting Structure:

Reşat Kasaba, Director, Jackson School of International Studies

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Department of Communication, Department of Economics, Asian Languages and Literature, Department of Geography, Department of Germanics, Department of Sociology, Women's Studies Department, Department of History, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Sciences, Romance Languages & Literature, Department of Scandinavian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literature, College of Built Environments, Foster School of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of the Environment, School of Public Health, Department of Global Health, School of Law, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, School of Social Work

Center Details

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Director: Novetzke, Christian
Location: Thomson Hall
Year Started: 1981
Administrator / Program Manager: Leonard, Tamara
Administering College/School: College of Arts & Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: Jackson School of International Studies 
Faculty Involvement: Over 150 core and affiliate faculty across the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses