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Stanford Professor Emeritus Harold Kahn, who specialized in Chinese history, dies at 88

Harold L. Kahn, a professor emeritus who helped create a generation of leading U.S. scholars in Chinese and Japanese history, died on Dec. 11. Kahn served as the director for the Center for East Asian Studies from 1997-1998.

Harold L. “Hal” Kahn, a professor emeritus of history who taught at Stanford for over 40 years, died at his home in San Francisco on Dec. 11 of natural causes. He was 88.

SGS faculty to give "Back to School" lectures during Stanford Family Weekend

Global Studies-affiliated faculty will participate in Stanford Family Weekend taking place February 22 and 23, 2019. This annual event provides families with a glimpse of their undergraduate student's life at Stanford. The weekend features varied activities and informative sessions, including faculty lectures, campus tours, a resource fair and community open houses and receptions.

Three new faculty directors join SGS programs in 2018-19

Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, Professors Anna Grzymala-Busse and Jessica Riskin will assume leadership of The Europe Center and the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, respectively. The Taube Center for Jewish Studies will welcome back Professor Charlotte Fonrobert, who is returning from sabbatical. Read more about the new faculty directors below, and please join us in welcoming them to the SGS community!

Stanford scholars discuss diplomacy’s future after U.S.-North Korea summit is canceled

Stanford scholars offer their reaction to the cancellation of the highly anticipated summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea.

Following the announcement that the United States had canceled a planned summit with North Korea, Stanford scholars discuss the future of diplomacy and denuclearization on the Korean peninsula.

Faculty companion grants integrate research with teaching abroad

Six Stanford faculty members from across the university were recently awarded Companion Grants from the Office of International Affairs Research Exploration Fund. The grants enable faculty members to pursue collaborative research while serving as faculty-in-residence directors at Bing Overseas Studies Program locations.

The grants, which are up to $15,000, provide funds to bring a graduate research assistant to the overseas location or to bring a research collaborator from the overseas site to Stanford to deepen the research relationship,


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