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August 14, 2014
Application materials to be received by October 1, 2014
The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (FSCIS) invites proposals for the FSCIS Visiting Scholar in the Humanities or Social Sciences Fellowship for research to be conducted during the period between November 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015. This program encourages collaborative research in the humanities and/or social sciences between faculty based at Stanford and those...
April 29, 2014
Kim Rapp, Executive Director of Stanford Global Studies (SGS), recently announced the addition of a new center in the division. Directed by Professor David Cohen, the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice (formerly known as the War Crimes Studies Center) was housed at the University of California-Berkeley, but is now at Stanford, within SGS. "The Handa Center brings an...
April 15, 2014
Abbas Milani, Director of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies program and Israel Waismel-Manor, senior lecturer at the University of Haifa and a visiting associate professor of political science at Stanford co-authored an op-ed in the New York Times. Click here for the article.
April 8, 2014
Center for African Studies (CAS) Associate Director Laura Hubbard and several CAS student affiliates traveled to Zambia last summer with a team of Stanford researchers studying the role of transportation in health care worker productivity.  The cross-campus team, led by the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), focused its study on Riders for Health, a U.K.-based social enterprise...
April 4, 2014
Each year the Hamid & Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies issues the Bita Prize for Persian Letters, which recognizes and celebrates a lifetime of artistic achievement and is given to an artist of Iranian ancestry.  The recipients of this award have been some of the most prominent Iranian writers, poets, vocalists, and playwrights of today—from the first poet laureate “of the...
April 4, 2014
SGS congratulates Chiney Ogwumike and the Stanford women’s basketball team on yet another unforgettable and amazing season, having made it to the national semifinals at the NCAA Final Four in Nashville, Tennessee. Throughout the season, senior Ogwumike has helped lead the team with her discipline on the court and in the classroom. Stanford Magazine recently featured Ogwumike and looked into how...
March 4, 2014
In a piece for Foreign Affairs, IPS Director Kathryn Stoner discusses Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a show of force by Russian President Vladimir Putin to re-establish the country as a superpower for a domestic and international audience. Stoner argues that there is little the West can do about the annex of Crimea without risking a third World War. Read more.
February 27, 2014
Norman Naimark, Director of Stanford Global Studies, argues that the Ukrainian crisis reflects a deep desire among many people in that country for a more democratic, pro-Western government and economy. But the future is unclear. By Clifton B. Parker Darko Vojinovic/AP A Ukrainian flag partially obscures a monument to KGB officers in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday. Russia is not about to give up its...
February 14, 2014
SHREI (the Stanford Human Rights Education Initiative) is a collaborative effort between California-based community college educators and the Stanford Global Studies Division (SGS), the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), and the Program on Human Rights (PHR). The initiative explores innovative ways to bring human rights education and understanding into...
February 12, 2014
In a one-of-a-kind professional development workshop, seventeen community college instructors from across the Bay Area convened at Stanford University on November 16, 2013 to seek new methods for incorporating human rights into their curricula. The SHREI Workshop on Human Trafficking for Community College Instructors, hosted by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (...
February 12, 2014
What better way to engage students in the study of human rights education than to examine the unintended personal and environmental consequences surrounding the technologies they use every day, such as cell phones or tablets? And what better way to help students visualize the relationship between human rights and technology than to create an art installation?Chesa Caparas, adjunct faculty member...
February 11, 2014
Professors Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani (Director, Moghadam Progrm in Iranian Studies) wrote article for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Iran should move beyond its "false nationalism" and embrace the significant benefits of a peaceful nuclear approach, Stanford scholars say. In return, professors Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani wrote Jan. 21 in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the West should neither isolate nor attack Iran  – those approaches would not necessarily stop Iran from weaponizing its nuclear program...
February 10, 2014
Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Director Robert Crews discusses the co-optation of Muslims in Putin's Russia in his latest essay "Moscow and the Mosque," published by Foreign Affairs.  Crews' article can be found here.
January 27, 2014
As part of a larger initiative to make Stanford University a site for developing theorizations of cities in the twenty-first century, a diverse set of scholars have received nearly $25,000 from the Office of the Vice Provost of Research and the Stanford Global Studies Division (SGS) to focus critical attention on the many ways social realities operate in rapidly urbanizing regions.The initiative...
December 19, 2013
Starting in January 2014, the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) has changed to Stanford Global Studies (SGS) and will remain a division of the School of Humanities and Sciences.   “The rationale for the change came from a series of discussions with [ICA] Centers and Programs and the Global Studies Task Force in the H&S Dean's Office,” said Norman Naimark,...
December 10, 2013
The SGS photo contest presents an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to see the world through a unique lens – that of our students. Enter your favorite photos (or several). What makes a photograph a winner? Technical quality, clarity and composition are all important, but so too is a flair for the unexpected and the ability to capture a picture-perfect moment. Who can enter?Any...
December 9, 2013
 This year, the Sohaib & Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, in collaboration with the Center for South Asia and the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies, launched a new postdoctoral fellowship in Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia. Hajnalka Kovacs was selected as its 2013-2014 recipient. Kovacs holds an M.A. in Indian and Iranian Studies from Eötvös Loránd...
December 9, 2013
Originally appeared on the Center for African Studies' website on December 5, 2013. The Center for African Studies at Stanford would like to add its condolences and words of tribute to those of the rest of the world in marking the passing today of Nelson Mandela.More than most world figures, Mandela was powerful both as a symbol and in his humanity. As a symbol, he stood for all those acts...
December 5, 2013
by Tre'vell Anderson
“Exchange student researcher by day and a tourist by night, this double life enabled me to experience Taiwan through a unique lens,” said Christine Quan ’15, who was one of 32 students that received an international summer internship through the East Asia Internship Program, managed by the Division of International, Comparative & Area Studies (ICA), with support from the Walter H....
December 5, 2013
The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies is currently accepting proposals for a number of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty fellowship and grant opportunities.  Read below for a brief overview of each opportunity or visit francestanford.stanford.edu for complete deadline and application information.  2014-2015 Collaborative Projects Call for ProposalsDeadline for...
November 8, 2013
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) hosted international film director Želimir Žilnik for a one-night screening of his film One Woman, One Century in late October, which drew students and scholars of film, history, women’s studies, as well as numerous members of the general public. The documentary film, which was based on the life of 100-year-old Dragica Srzentić...
October 24, 2013
by Tre'vell Anderson
The Mediterranean Studies Forum, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies will host its annual Koç Lecture Series next week featuring Koç University’s Şener Aktürk. The series is the second in a three-year partnership with the Istanbul, Turkey-based university and is aimed at facilitating transatlantic collaboration in the...
October 17, 2013
by Tre'vell Anderson
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) will welcome internationally renowned film director Želimir Žilnik for a one night screening of his film One Woman, One Century on Thursday, October 24. “This documentary film is based on the life of hundred-year old Dragica Srzentić,” Jovana Knežević, CREEES Associate Director, explained. “Žilnik creates the film from...
October 14, 2013
Stanford University’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center for South Asia, and the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position under the general rubric “Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia.” The postdoctoral fellow will teach two courses related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research,...
October 10, 2013
ROLAND HSU, a scholar in European history, and former associate director of The Europe Center (a joint program of the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies) has assumed the role of associate director of the Stanford Humanities Center. For more click here.