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SGS Awards Grants for Summer Research

 A generous gift from the Friends of Stanford University Foundation in Taiwan enables the Stanford Global Studies Division to award “Global Perspectives” grants to help fund SGS graduate student research each summer. The following students were awarded grants for summer 2015:

Srihari Seshasayee (CLAS) - Research at the Center of Studies on India and South Asia at Colombia’s Universidad Externado, and Peru’s Universidad del Pacífico and the Pontifical Catholic University

Navi Pillay Speaks to SGS Students

Stanford Global Studies (SGS), in partnership with the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice, presented its inaugural SGS Student Dinner featuring Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay.

 Approximately 80 students and faculty members from SGS’s 14 affiliated centers and programs gathered at the Stanford Faculty Club on May 4 to celebrate their spirited SGS community with a guest who embodies the ideals of global studies. 

New Minor in Global Studies

On Thursday night, the Faculty Senate approved a new minor in Global Studies. Interested students will be able to choose from several different areas of the world to study.

According to Norman Naimark B.A.’66 M.A. ’68 Ph.D.‘72 , Professor of History and Fisher Family Director of the Stanford Global Studies Division, the minor is actually a group of six sub-plans, each tied to a different area studies center. These six centers are:


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