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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.
In the news
Center for Global Studies announces faculty and student awards
The Center for Global Studies (CGS) at Penn State recently presented $142,950 in awards to faculty members and students whose work advances research and projects in global studies. The principal mission of the center is to “cross boundaries and build bridges” by linking themes of sustainability, social justice and ethical leadership within a global context,
These awards are intended to encourage Penn State faculty and students to engage in cross-disciplinary teaching, outreach, and research that will allow for sustained and engaged dialogues on issues of vital importance to understanding key global issues facing all regions across the world. Read more...
Interview with Fawad Sultani
Penn State alumnus and CGS guest Fawad Sultani talks about the importance of international studies and his current role as the Program Implementation Coordinator for the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan.
2015 Global Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium
April 13, 2015 - Six Penn State undergraduate students traveled to Pittsburgh to participate in the first joint Penn State-University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium allowed undergraduate students the rare opportunity of presenting their research relevant to the field of global studies in a professional environment. The symposium moves to University Park in 2016.
[Clockwise L-R] Penn State undergraduate presenters Rhoda Moise, Nolan O'Connor, Stacy Weikel, Emily Hyman, Sara Warnquist, and Leah Bader