Contemporary Afghan Politics
Fawad Sultani, Program Implementation Coordinator for the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
116 Katz Building
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
INTAF 590 – International Affairs Colloquium class


Santiago Vizcaíno/Alexis Levitin, Destruction in the Afternoon: A bilingual (Spanish/English) reading from Vizcaíno's book of poetry
April 2, 2015
4:00 p.m. 102 Weaver Bldg.
Ecuadoran poet Santiago Vizcaino will read from his award-winning collected volume, Devastación en la tarde, while his translator reads his English versions.


The World Unspoken: Kleist, Kafka, McCarthy
Ian Fleishman, University of Pennsylvania 
Monday, April 6, 2015
102 Kern, 12:15 p.m.

Evans Revere, Senior Advisor of Albright Stonebridge Group
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
116 Katz Building
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award Info Session
Dr. Sophia McClennen, Sarah Lyall-Combs, Jon Jobe
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
308 Willard, 4:00 p.m.

Trash Ecologies: The Transnational Mise-En-Scène of Garbage
Sean Grattan, Gettysburg College
Thursday, April 9, 2015
124 Sparks Building, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2015 Global Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium
April 13, 2015 at the University of Pittsburgh

A Group Interview with Nathaniel Mackey
Nathaniel Mackey, Duke
Monday, April 13, 2015
102 Kern, 12:15 p.m.

Karl Hofmann, President & CEO Population Service International
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
116 Katz Building
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Islam and the Literary Imaginary in Twentieth Century North Africa
Hoda El Shakry, Penn State
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
101 Old Botany, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m

Asian American Poetry and the Politics of Form
Dorothy Wang, Williams College
Monday, April 20, 2015
102 Kern, 12:15 p.m.

Under Institutional Eyes: The Search for Collectivity in the Postsocialist Transpacific Novel
Darwin Tsen, Penn State
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
101 Old Botany, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 (Re)imagined Communities:  Christians and the search for a place and identity in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East
Greg Kruczek, PhD. student, Virginia Tech, Penn State School of International Affairs alumni
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
116 Katz Building
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

The Strength of Weak Links in the Sinophone System
Jing Tsu, Yale
Monday, April 27, 2015
102 Kern, 12:15 p.m.

Peter Van Buren, Policy Expert, Middle East Policy Council
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
116 Katz Building
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

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About the Program

The Center for Global Studies was founded in August 2010 after Penn State was awarded one of eleven highly competitive National Resource Center grants by the Department of Education.

Working across all major university units, our mission is to enhance Penn State’s recognition as a university known for excellent research, teaching, and outreach in global studies. Our goal is to create a truly cross-disciplinary center for the creative and innovative study of the many complex facets of globalization. We offer the university an impact-oriented vision for facilitating and coordinating faculty and student research, promoting globally-relevant graduate and undergraduate education (especially language skills), and introducing new outreach programs.

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The Center for Global Studies Fellow Award

Deadline: April 1, 2015 at 5 p.m. 
for Fellows affiliating in Fall 2015/ Spring 2016

The Center for Global Studies (CGS) is pleased to announce the Global Studies Dissertation Fellows program offered in conjunction with the College of the Liberal Arts' Departmental Dissertation Release Awards. These combined awards are for Humanities graduate students who are working in the field of global studies in their dissertations. The Center and Institute Grant provided by the CGS augments the Department Dissertation Release Award by providing a $1,000 grant to support research-related activities for the semester in which the student has received a Department Dissertation Release Award; in addition, award recipients will have the title of Center for Global Studies Fellow.

The CGS Thesis Prize Award

Deadline: April 2, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Penn State’s Center for Global Studies will award two prizes of $500 each year to students who have completed commendable thesis projects that advance a global perspective.

These awards are intended not only to recognize the excellent work of students who combine studies in the Liberal Arts with a concern for global issues, but also to encourage these students in continuing their contributions to the field of global studies.

CGS Career Development Award

Deadline: April 2, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Penn State’s Center for Global Studies will award prizes of up to $2,000 to support the professional development of Liberal Arts ABD doctoral students and early career faculty on a tenure track (having received a doctoral degree no earlier than 2009) through international research and travel.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program Award

Deadline: April 17, 2015 at 5 p.m.

The DDRA program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. Projects deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.


Detailed information can be accessed via our Funding page.



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