UW Research

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
U.S. Department of Education, Title VI National Resource Center grant 2014-2018

Reporting Structure

Resat 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