We are a worldwide network of graduate programs in global studies established in 2007.

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Panel 1

Member programs

  • Aarhus University
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Bremen
  • American University of Cairo
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Florida International University
  • Free University of Berlin / BTS
  • University of Ghent
  • University of Graz
  • Hertie School of Governance / BTS
  • Hitotsubashi University
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Leipzig
  • London School of Economics
  • Monash University
  • Moscow State University
  • New School
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • RMIT University
  • Rutgers University
  • Roskilde University
  • Shanghai University
  • Shantou University
  • Sophia University
  • University of Vienna
  • University of Wroclaw
  • WZB Berlin Social Science Research Center / BTS

Other institutions that have participated in Consortium meetings

    • Ambedkar University, Delhi
    • Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences
    • Dōshisha University
    • Duke University
    • Fudan University
    • University of Hawaii
    • University of Hong Kong
    • Indiana University
    • Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
    • Macquarie University
    • Mahidol Univerisity, Thailand
    • Ateneo de Manila University
    • McMaster University
    • Colegio de Mexico
    • Jindal School of International Affairs
    • Monash University
    • Shantou University
    • Shanxi University of Finance & Economics
    • Central University of Sikkim
    • Stellenbosch University
    • Tama University (Kanagawa, Japan)
    • Thammasat University
    • Tulane University
    • The University of Washington (Seattle)
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Vietnam National University
    • Yale University



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Annual meetings of the Global Studies Consortium

2019 Leipzig

June 12-16, 2018. Hosted by the Global and European Studies Institute, University of Leipzig.

Past Meetings

Future Meetings

  • 2019 University of Leipzig
  • 2020 RMIT University, Melbourne
Panel 3

Student mobility


To further opportunities for collaboration, the Global Studies Consortium established a graduate student exchange program in 2014. It enables students to study in another Global Studies graduate program for up to one year.  This will let students see how Global Studies is taught in other institutions, experience student life in another culture, and develop networks with students undertaking similar programs of study. Credits earned on the exchange can be transferred according to the rules of the student’s home institution.

Participating Universities

  • American University in Cairo, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
  • Hong Kong Baptist University, Global Society Programme
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Global Studies
  • Shanghai University, College of International Exchange, Center for Global Studies
  • Sophia University, Graduate School of Global Studies

Application Schedule

  • Applications due at home institution (check for due dates)
  • February 31: Notification of allocation to host institution
  • March 1-:  Complete exchange student process to school of acceptance


This initiative is being led by David Wank of Sophia University. Please email him for more details.

Panel 4


The Global Studies Consortium maintains close ties to global-e, a global studies e-journal published by the 21st Century Global Dynamics research cluster at UCSB.

Latest articles from global-e:

Conceptualizing Asian Globalization

Battle between Mongols & Chinese (1211). Jami' al-tawarikh, by Rashid al-Din, 14th century.

By Habibiul Haque Khondker

February 21, 2019

[O]vercoming the binary of Europe and Asia [posits] Eurasia as a geographical and historical entity to highlight both geographical…

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Redefining Humane Treatment after 9/11

shrouded prisoner at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq stands on box, electrical wires attached to hands wires

By George Andreopoulos

February 14, 2019

While prior to 9/11, having reached a certain degree of consensus on impermissible conduct irrespective of its specific designation…

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Development Alternatives in Africa: Constructing Common Purposes and Agendas

women in garment factory in Accra, Ghana

By Ravi K. Roy

February 7, 2019

Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) were based on neoliberal economic mental models that engendered beliefs about optimality and…

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Mnemonic Solidarity in the Global Memory Space

mural depicting aboriginal leader and anti-Nazi protestor William Cooper as part of Greater Shepparton Aboriginal Street Art Project.

By Jie-Hyun Lim

January 31, 2019

[T]he global memory space does not necessarily guarantee the de-nationalization of collective memories. Instead, the transnational…

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‘By way of’: On Poetry, Translation and Translational Poetics

By Bella Li

January 24, 2019

The poetic text productively unsettles… our use of language and the ways in which we think we know the world. Poetry makes of one’s…

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