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 >
Cities in Transformation
This interdisciplinary initiative encompasses research related to society and culture, economics and governance, ecology and sutainability, health... Learn more >
Global Health
GSC seeks to nurture campus-wide cooperation on curricular and programmatic initiatives related to global health. Learn More >

Upcoming Events

Pennsylvania Governor's School
The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Global and International Studies provides high-school sophomores and juniors with the tools to understand... Learn More >
Human Trafficking Workshop
The Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh and Liberty Shared will convene an interdisciplinary workshop on Human Trafficking.... 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 >
Global Classics
This lecture is the first in a yearlong series that puts Classics and Global Studies into dialogue. It seeks to introduce the main themes and... 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 >
Smart Cities and Technologies Mini-Course
Interested in learning more about global studies topics? Want to continue educating yourself on important issues?  Attend a Course >

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 >