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October 31, 2014
A generous gift from the Friends of Stanford University Foundation in Taiwan recently enabled the Stanford Global Studies Division to award “Global Perspectives” grants to help fund summer SGS graduate student research. “The applicants’ projects demonstrate the geographical range and academic depth of our MA programs,” said Norman Naimark, Director of Stanford Global Studies.  “Their...
October 29, 2014
by Adam Gorlick
A dual Stanford MA/MBA program for students interested in international policy and business for graduate students has been launched. Students may apply to the program beginning this fall. The dual degree program allows students to pursue an MBA at the Graduate School of Business and an MA in International Policy Studies from the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences in three academic...
October 13, 2014
The Europe Center 2013-14 highlights were originally published in the October issue of the TEC Newsletter.  Visit their website for more announcements, events, articles, and past issues of the newsletter.  In the 2013-2014 academic year, the Europe Center awarded grants to 26 graduate students in departments ranging from Linguistics to Political Science to Anthropology. We would like...
October 10, 2014
Our 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 graduate...
October 6, 2014
Dear Friends, Welcome to the Stanford Global Studies’ 2014-15 academic year! During the coming year, SGS and its centers will provide a rich offering of conferences, lectures, discussions, research trips, cultural events and many other activities as we continue to sponsor the high-level programming our community has come to expect and enjoy. I am very pleased to announce that Kate Kuhns will be...
October 3, 2014
A Call for Proposals for Interdisciplinary Initiatives at Stanford University Urban Beyond Measure: New Urban Forms of the 21st CenturyFull details about this initiative can be found at its new website. The 21st century is undoubtedly the urban century. Demographers recently reported that half the world’s population now lives in cities, with most urban growth taking place in Asia,...
October 1, 2014
Stanford Global Studies is pleased to welcome our new executive director, Kate Kuhns. Kate worked for eight years at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies as Director of their Initiative on Distance Learning. She most recently was Director of Program Development at the Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC), a local startup focused on promoting the spirit of technological and...
September 26, 2014
The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies welcomes eleven new graduate student affiliates. Tanvir Ahmed (Religious Studies)
 Sufism, Shi'ism, pre-modern religious landscapes, dissent Dean Chahim (Anthropology) 
Afghanistan, political economy, development, science and technology studies, political ecology Byron Gray (Anthropology) 
South Asian Islam, Shari’ah as state and non-state...
August 25, 2014
During spring break, students in the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS) had the opportunity to visit Argentina to meet with a number of elected officials, NGOs, think tanks, and journalists to help them understand the current political climate of the country and get a better idea of how policy affects the population as a whole.This student-led study trip was conceived...
August 20, 2014
James Bradbury, Linguistics, BA ’16
Stanford Global Studies commemorated the 10th anniversary of its summer internship program with a dynamic and engaging seminar on China’s economy in the newly built Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU). The audience was comprised of current and former program interns and Beijing-based Stanford alumni from all fields. Hosted by Prof. Jean Oi, the Faculty Director of both SCPKU and the...
August 18, 2014
Faculty at Stanford and French institutions invited to apply
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 members based at Stanford and...
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...
August 1, 2014
As investigators struggle to reach the MH17 crash site due to intesified fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine's miltary, the United States and Europe have furthered sanctions against Russia. Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies Director Kathryn Stoner joined other experts to discuss this and other developments on KQED's Forum. Visit KQED to listen.
July 25, 2014
The number of invertebrate animals – beetles, butterflies, spiders and worms – has decreased by 45%
Big, photogenic species, such as tigers, rhinos and pandas, get the bulk of our attention, but researchers say that even the disappearance of the tiniest beetle changes the various ecosystems on which humans depend. "We tend to think about extinction as loss of a species from the face of the Earth, and that's very important," says Rodolfo Dirzo, director, Center for Latin American Studies...
July 17, 2014
Stanford Global Studies congratulates three student affiliates awarded grants to pursue projects across the globe through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Yassamin Ansari, International Relations ('14), has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Turkey, where she will teach English and serve as a volunteer in the community. Allison Mickel, a doctoral candidate in anthropology...
June 16, 2014
A generous gift from the Friends of Stanford University Foundation in Taiwan recently enabled the Stanford Global Studies Division to award “Global Perspectives” grants to help fund summer SGS graduate student research.“The applicants’ projects demonstrate the geographical range and academic depth of our MA programs,” said Norman Naimark, Director of Stanford Global Studies.  “Their research...
June 13, 2014
This year’s Student Photo Contest received more than 170 outstanding entries and judging was extremely difficult.  There are some very talented photographers in SGS.  Our judging team of Connie Wolf, Scott Sugiura, Bissera Pentcheva, Jonathan Achter, Sangeeta Mediratta, and Jovana Knezevic rose to the occasion and selected this year’s awardees.  Winning photos can be viewed...
June 10, 2014
By Clifton B. Parker Magcom/Shutterstock Scotland will hold a referendum on Sept. 18 to decide whether it should break away from the United Kingdom. A new chapter in the Scottish independence movement could reshape the future of that country and the rest of the United Kingdom, Stanford faculty say. Scotland will hold an election on Sept. 18 to decide whether it should break away from the...
June 10, 2014
Paris, May 24, 2014 JASMINA BOJIC, Founder and Executive Director of the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), has been awarded UNESCO's Fellini Medal. The International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) presented at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris the UNESCO...
June 6, 2014
by Jennifer C. Hsieh
The twenty-first century has been marked by a growing concern over environmental sustainability. Though many believe that the harmful effects of climate change are beyond repair, the renowned historian Dr. Prasenjit Duara, Raffles Professor of Humanities at the National University of Singapore, drew upon social theory, historiography, and the history of Asia in the twentieth century to restore “...
June 4, 2014
On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge took control of Cambodia by violent overthrow of the Lon Nol government.  The secretive leaders of this radical Maoist regime ruled Cambodia for a period of 3 years, 8 months and 20 days, during which time at least 1.7 million people are believed to have died from starvation, torture, execution and forced labor.  Now, more than three decades after the...
June 2, 2014
  June 25: Reaching for the Moon/Flores Raras (Brazil, Directed by Bruno Barreto, 2013) Q&A with Adan Griego A tragic love affair between an American Poet and a Brazilian architect. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies July 2: The Wedding Song (France & Tunisia, Directed by Karin Albou, 2008) Q&A with Marie-Pierre Ulloa The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains...
May 5, 2014
Get to know Stanford Global Studies!  White PlazaTuesday, May 13th....Noon to 1:30pmLearn about our 15 international programs as well as collaborative projects, degrees and courses offered, internships, funding for student research, and much more. Enjoy a free It's It ice cream, grab a bunch of friends for a fun photo, help make a video, browse some global reads, and enter a raffle....
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.