Academic Centers

The Center for African Studies promotes the study and research of Africa, providing students with opportunities to expand and widen their knowledge of Africa and foster a greater understanding of the diverse continent. 

The Asian Studies Center promotes an enhanced understanding of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. (NRC)

The European Studies Center promotes the study of Europe from a linguistic, literary, artistic, historical, economic, political, sociological, legal and public policy perspective. The center has been designated a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence, promoting the study and knowledge of the European Union, including its institutions and policies. (NRC)

The Global Studies Center promotes critical thinking and practical engagement through the interdisciplinary study of globalization, fostering innovative research and thoughtful engagement to create diverse and inclusive spaces for intellectual growth and debate. Certificates in global studies and in global health are offered.

The Center for Latin American Studies supports teaching, learning, & research in and on Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diverse diasporic communities of Latin American and Caribbean origin. CLAS engages local, national and international communities and provides faculty and students with resources to facilitate unique research and educational experiences.

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies focuses on central and eastern Europe and the successor states of the Soviet Union. Research areas include: contemporary Russian culture, politics, and economics; societies in transition; international relations; southeast European studies; and Slovak studies. (NRC)