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More than students. More than scholars. At SGS, we are global citizens.


The Stanford Global Studies Division provides an arena for students and scholars to explore our increasingly complex world from multiple economic, political, social, technological and cultural perspectives. Our goal is to provide students and scholars with unique opportunities to explore the complexities of our globalized world from an interdisciplinary perspective.

We encourage traditional and innovative collaboration among our academic programs and centers and provide administrative and other support. SGS's programs are essential to the vibrancy of international research and study at Stanford University.


Recent News

Nov 20 2015
The compelling sound and story of Beethoven’s influence in China came to life at a Stanford Center, Peking University event.   In 1922, Chinese Professor and Composer Xiao Youmei created the original Chinese symphony orchestra to bring the sound of Beethoven to his people for the...
Nov 18 2015
Stanford terrorism experts say Islamic State attacks in Paris signal that the terrorist group seeks to expand operations well beyond the borders of Iraq and Syria so it can bring about a global, apocalyptic war with the West. By Steve Fyffe, Via Stanford News Service    ...