Welcome to the Global Studies Center

About Us

The Global Studies Center promotes critical thinking and practical engagement with the world through the interdisciplinary study of globalization -- of transnational processes and the connections, divisions, disruptions, inequalities, and productive possibilities these processes engender across time and space. We foster innovative research, rigorous study, and thoughtful practice through our collaborations with staff, students, faculty, and community partners locally and around the world, creating diverse and inclusive spaces for intellectual growth and debate.

 

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Research Initiatives

Anthropocene
We want to explore the ethical, epistemological, and artistic challenges of doing theory and history in times of profound global loss. Learn More >
Migrations
The Global Studies Migrations Initiative asks how different forms of movement, mobility, and displacement might be studied Learn more >
Brown Bag Lunch
Attend informational, brainstorming meetings about one of four identified core research initiatives over lunch: Migrations, Cities in Transformation... Learn more >
Global Health
GSC seeks to nurture campus-wide cooperation on curricular and programmatic initiatives related to global health. Learn More >

Upcoming Events

Sep
19
10:00 am
Posvar Hall, 2nd Floor (Provost Suites), University of Pittsburgh
Sep
19
5:30 pm
Alumni Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sep
24
2:30 pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Oct
1
4:00 pm
4130 Posvar Hall
International Outreach
Global and international education is key to the development of responsible citizens in the 21st century. Learn more >
Career Toolkit
The toolkit series introduces students to a multitude of careers available by meeting and interacting with professionals in a variety of fields.... Learn more >
Apply for GSC Co-Sponsorship
The Global Studies Center welcomes opportunities to co-sponsor campus events that align with our mission and our research priorities Learn More >
Humanizing the Global
Public lectures and faculty workshops on ways of thinking humanistically about the global and globally about the humanities.   Learn more >
Mini-Courses
Interested in learning more about global studies topics? Want to continue educating yourself on important issues?  Attend a Course >
1619
GSC will host a series discussing the 400th Anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in Virginia. Learn More >

Who We Work With

Students
Global studies is a dynamic interdisciplinary field. Find out what makes our globally connected world work. Learn more >
Faculty and Educators
We offer faculty exciting educational exchanges and the opportunity to engage in important resesarch. Learn more >
Community Engagement
We're happy to support our community partners with resources, sponsored activities, and innovative programming. Learn more >