Contacts

Office: Encina Commons, 615 Crothers Way
Mail Code: 94305-6045
Web Site: http://sgs.stanford.edu

The Stanford Global Studies Division (SGS) is a hub for internationally focused research and teaching on campus. SGS prepares Stanford students for the world through an interdisciplinary education that cultivates knowledge of different cultures, and deepens our understanding of the global affairs through innovative research.  Stanford Global Studies is comprised of 14 centers and programs, which are described below.

Global Studies Minor

The Global Studies minor is available to Stanford undergraduates from any major, and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary study in one of six specializations, including in-depth language study, while integrating this knowledge into a larger vision of global affairs:

Students who have participated or plan to participate in the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) are especially encouraged to enroll as most units earned through the BOSP program satisfy the Global Studies minor.

All students are required to complete 28 units, including a 3 unit gateway course GLOBAL 101 Critical Issues in Global Affairs. The remaining 25 units are unique to each specialization. For questions, contact Dr. Katherine Kuhns at kkuhns@stanford.edu.

To declare the Global Studies minor, students must:

  1. Set up an appointment with the appropriate specialization adviser (see appropriate specialization page for contact information).  

  2. Declare the Global Studies minor and subplan in Axess.

Center for African Studies

Director: Joel Cabrita
Office: 127 Encina Commons, 615 Crothers Way
Web Site: https://africanstudies.stanford.edu

The Center for African Studies (CAS) coordinates an interdisciplinary program in African Studies for undergraduates and graduate students. The program seeks to enrich understanding of the interactions among the social, economic, cultural, historical, linguistic, genetic, geopolitical, ecological, and biomedical factors that shape and have shaped African societies. CAS offers a certificate and a specialization in African Studies as part of the Global Studies Minor. For further information, see the "African Studies" section of this bulletin.

Center for East Asian Studies

Director: Dafna Zur
Office: Knight Building, 521 Memorial Way
Web Site: http://ceas.stanford.edu

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) supports teaching and research on East Asia-related topics across all disciplines; disseminates knowledge about East Asia through projects of local, regional, national, and international scope; and serves as the intellectual gathering point for a collaborative and innovative community of scholars and students of East Asia. CEAS works with all schools, departments, research centers, and student groups to facilitate and enhance all aspects of East Asia-related research, teaching, outreach, and exchange across the Stanford campus.

For further information, see the "East Asian Studies" section of this bulletin.

France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Director: Jessica Riskin
Office: Building 260, Room 122, 450 Jane Stanford Way
Web Site: http://francestanford.stanford.edu

The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, founded in partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aims to bridge the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, business, and law, addressing historical and contemporary issues of significance for France and the United States. The Center brings together Stanford faculty and students and academics in France to advance collaborative research and foster interdisciplinary inquiry. Its programs include conferences, support for collaborative research projects, internships, exchanges, lectures, and seminars.

Global Studies Internship Program

Web Site: https://global-internships.stanford.edu

The Stanford Global Studies Division offers highly qualified Stanford students an opportunity to extend classroom knowledge of the world to immersive cultural and working experiences every summer through the Global Studies Internship Program. Currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms at Stanford in all majors are eligible to apply, including students who are undeclared. For more information, visit :https://sgs.stanford.edu/global-studies-internship-program/home

Center for Human Rights and International Justice

Director: David Cohen
Office: Encina Hall, Suite 030, 616 Jane Stanford Way
Web Site: https://humanrights.stanford.edu

The Center for Human Rights and International Justice equips equips a new generation of leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect and promote human rights and dignity for all. Reflecting a deep commitment to international justice and the rule of law, the center collaborates with partners across Stanford University and beyond on innovative programs that foster critical inquiry in the classroom and in the world. The center offers an undergraduate minor.

For further information, see the "Human Rights" section of this bulletin.

Program in International Relations

Director: Kenneth Schultz
Office: Encina Hall, Suite 030, 616 Jane Stanford Way
Web Site: http://internationalrelations.stanford.edu

International Relations (IR) is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major focusing on changing political, economic, and cultural relations within the international system in the modern era. The IR program also offers an interdisciplinary minor and honors program.

For further information, see "International Relation" section of this bulletin.

Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies

Director: Abbas Milani
Office: Encina Commons 128, 615 Crothers Way
Web Site: https://iranian-studies.stanford.edu

The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University provides an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary platform for the study of modern Iranian history, culture, politics, society, and economy. The program combines pedagogy, policy analysis, and research on all aspects of Iran as a civilization, one of the oldest in the world. The program offers research support, internships, a range of events and initiatives, and a specialization in Iranian Studies as part of the Stanford Global Studies minor.

For further information, see the "Iranian Studies"section of this bulletin.

Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies

Director: Lisa Blaydes
Office: Encina Commons 124D, 615 Crothers Way
Web Site: http://islamicstudies.stanford.edu

The mission of the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies is to serve as a forum for interdisciplinary research and teaching in Islamic studies, complemented by seminars, colloquia and public lectures. The program seeks to illuminate Islamic history from its beginnings to the 21st century, the religion of Islam in its many aspects, and the diversity of Muslim cultures and societies, past and present, not only in the Middle East but also including South and Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. In addition to geographical breadth, the program promotes scholarship from both the humanities and the social sciences. The program offers student grants for research and language training and a specialization in Islamic Studies as part of the Stanford Global Studies minor.

For further information, see the "Islamic Studies " section of this bulletin

Taube Center For Jewish Studies

Director: Charlotte Fonrobert 
Office: Building 360, Room 362H, 450 Jane Stanford Way
Web Site: https://jewishstudies.stanford.edu

The interdisciplinary Taube Center for Jewish Studies coordinates and promotes the study of all aspects of Jewish life. The center offers an undergraduate minor and an interdisciplinary major through the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity .

Center for Latin American Studies

Director: Alberto Díaz-Cayeros
Office: Bolivar House
Web Site: https://las.stanford.edu

The Stanford Center for Latin American Studies supports research and teaching on Latin America by the faculty and students of Stanford in all fields of study. The center offers a master's degree, in addition to a specialization in Latin American Studies as part of the Global Study minor.

For further information, see the "Center for Latin America Studies" section of this bulletin.

Mediterranean Studies Forum

Director: Lisa Blaydes
Office: Encina Commons 124D, 615 Crothers Way
Web Site: https://mediterraneanstudies.satanford.edu

The Mediterranean Studies Forum encourages scholars to explore the interplay among societies, cultures, and communities around the Mediterranean Basin from the Middle Ages to the present. The forum also studies the relations of the Mediterranean with other regions and areas of the world. The central goal of the forum is to contribute to interfield and interdisciplinary dialogue among scholars of these areas through lectures, colloquia, workshops, conferences, and publications. Particular programming fields include Turkish Studies and Sephardic Studies.

Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Director: Amir Weiner
Office: Encina Commons 128, 615 Crothers Way
Web Site: https://creees.stanford.edu

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) is Stanford University's hub for the interdisciplinary study of a vast region stretching from the former Berlin Wall to the Bering Strait. CREEES is home to a one-year master’s degree, and supports undergraduates and graduate students throughout campus, especially in regard to funding for research and language study. CREEES also hosts renowned visiting scholars, lecture series, conferences, and public events.

For further information, see the "Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies" section of this bulletin.

Center for South Asia

Director: Anna Bigelow 
Office: Encina Commons 124, 615 Crothers Way
Web Site: http://southasia.stanford.edu

The Center for South Asia (CSA) serves to coordinate and develop Stanford's resources for the study of South Asia across all the disciplines in the School of Humanities and Sciences. It works closely with departments and other units of the University to increase faculty strength, support research, enhance the curriculum, build the library collection, and sponsor programs and events. The program also offers a specialization in South Asian Studies as part of the Global Studies minor.

For further information, see the "South Asian Studies " section of this bulletin.

The Europe Center

Director: Anna Grzymala-Busse
Office: Encina Hall C243, 616 Jane Stanford Way
Web Site: https://tec.fsi.stanford.edu

The Europe Center is a multidisciplinary institute committed to the examination of European society, culture, politics, diplomacy, and security. The program also offers a specialization in European Studies as part of the Global Studies minor.

For further information, see the "European Studies" section of this bulletin.

Faculty

SGS Division Director

Jisha Menon (Theatre & Performance Studies)

SGS Directors

Center for African Studies: Joel Cabrita  (History)

Center for East Asian Studies: Dafna Zur (East Asian Languages and Cultures)

France-Stanford Center: Jessica Riskin (History)

Center for Human Rights and International Justice:  David Cohen (Classics)

Program in International Relations:  Kenneth Schultz (Political Science)

Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program In Iranian Studies: Abbas Milani (Hoover Institution)

Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies: Lisa Blaydes  (Political Science)

Taube Center For Jewish Studies: Charlotte Fonrobert (Religious Studies)

Center for Latin American Studies: Alberto Díaz-Cayeros (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies)

Mediterranean Studies Forum: Lisa Blaydes (Political Science)

Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies: Amir Weiner (History)

Center for South Asia: Anna Bigelow (Religious Studies)

The Europe Center: Anna Grzymala-Busse (Political Science)