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Professors Blaydes & Crenshaw Discuss the Global Impact of the 2003 U.S. Invasion of Iraq

Each year, the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, brings a torrent of reflections on the attacks, Osama bin Laden and the future of terrorism. But the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, justified in part by alleged links to 9/11, has had a far greater global impact, write Lisa Blaydes, Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies & the Mediterranean Studies Forum, and Martha Crenshaw of the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies in The Washington Post.

Professional Development Course for Teachers Examines the History of WWI from Different Perspectives

A new professional development course for K-14 teachers at Stanford's Summer Teaching Festival highlights the importance of studying the history of the First World War in a global context.

Despite the global nature of World War I – one of the deadliest conflicts in history, involving dozens of countries and affecting hundreds of millions of lives – U.S. schools usually teach its history from the dominant perspective of the Western world.

But even the dates of the war (1914 to 1918) can shift when examining the conflict through different perspectives.

Digital Annotation Tool Helps Community College Fellow Enhance Her Teaching About the World

Lacuna, a free online annotation platform developed at Stanford, promotes collaborative learning and interdisciplinary conversations.

Stanford Global Studies partners with Lacuna through the Education Partnership to Internationalize Curriculum (EPIC), which pairs community college faculty with Stanford partners to develop innovative ways to integrate global topics into course materials.

Stanford Libraries, Hoover Institution Gather Thousands of Archival Materials on Iran

Stanford has amassed thousands of Persian books, official documents, letters, multimedia pieces and other materials related to Iran’s history, politics and culture.

The collections, held at the Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, were expanded after the Iranian Studies program was established under the leadership of Professor Abbas Milani.

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