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Center for Global Studies


The mission of the Center for Global Studies is to enhance IS curricula to better prepare undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students for work in government, business, NGOs, and academia; improve access to, instruction in, and evaluation of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and priority languages while promoting proficiency in all languages; provide K-20 teacher training activities on international studies, foreign language scholarship, and our themes of global health, global religion, and global human security; strengthen faculty and staff resources in international studies; create Global Engagement Commons with digital technologies and worldwide partnerships; and encourage participation in all these activities by traditionally underrepresented communities.

Core Services Offered

During the 2010-2013 grant period: address USED absolute priority for training teachers at all levels (K-20) so that international knowledge is integrated in social studies, science, humanities & arts curricula; provide and support access to proficiency-based language instruction for all levels of education; develop public programming and media materials to improve Americans' understanding of the world, and support professional development of faculty and staff for research and teaching about international and global affairs.

Enhancement Activities: Selected CGS activities designed to internationalize education campus-wide, CGS Outreach.
Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition,
World Languages Day, Global Asia Institute,
Islamic Law Symposium, Summer and Winter Colleges for Seniors (55+), Community College Master Teacher Institutes, One World Now: Islam in Eurasia, WA Global Health Ambassadors Program, Luce Religion and Human Security Symposia

Funding Information:

Current Title VI grant, 2010-2013

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, Evans School of Public Affairs, School of Social Work

Center Details

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Director: Curran, Sara
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: 128 core, and 184 affiliate faculty