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

Critical World Ecologies
Present discussions about the catastrophic and rapid changes now underway in the earth system—transformations that include the mass extinction of... Learn More >
Migrations
The Global Studies Migrations Initiative asks how different forms of movement, mobility, and displacement might be studied Learn more >
Contested Cities
Cities are terrains of social and political contestation. It is projected that 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, and cities... 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
23
6:00 pm
Virtual Format - Zoom
Sep
23
7:00 pm
Global Hub, 1st Floor Posvar
Sep
24
Global Health Case Competition
1:00 pm
Public Health Building Room G23
Sep
27
7:00 pm
Global Hub, 1st Floor Posvar
2021 Global Health Case Competition
Pitt’s Global Health Case Competition is designed to give students... Learn More and Register
Pittsburgh Network for Threatened Scholars (PiNTS)
Administered by the Global Studies Center (GSC) with support from the... Learn more >
Fall Mini-Course: Transforming Cities - Cities and Social Justice
This mini-course will view cities as hubs where patterns, connections,... Attend >
Four Evenings 2021
As part of the Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures "Ten Evenings" series, we... Learn More and Register
Global Studies Student & Alumni Meet'n Greets
GSC Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, Elaine Linn, hosts the... Join >
GAP: Dr. Adam Lowenstein
Dr. Lowenstein, Professor of English and Film and Media Studies, will work... Attend the Global Horror Studio >
Professional Development for Educators
The GSC sponsors a variety of professional development activities for... Join Us>
Apply for GSC Co-Sponsorship
The Global Studies Center welcomes opportunities to co-sponsor campus... Learn More >
Alumni Engagement
We rely on alumni to keep us up-to-date with information about their... Stay in Touch>

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 >