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
  • Arizona State University
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
  • 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
Panel 2


Annual meetings of the Global Studies Consortium

2019 Leipzig

June 12-16, 2019. 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:

The Politics of Nostalgia: Memory Restructuring in the Eastern Mediterranean

cars drive around flower clock at Sa'at Al Zouhour Square Alexandria, Egypt

By May Hawas

April 18, 2019

For lack of a better name, “resistance nostalgia” is the attempt to recover a golden image of the past while erasing its more…

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Cultural Politics of Migration and Remittance in the Balkans

Macedonians rally in Skopje during the "name dispute" with Greece, 2018.

By Rubin Zemon

April 11, 2019

Emigrants and emigration organizations are becoming more influential in the public and political life of Macedonia. […] For example…

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Reckoning with Africa and the Desire for a Global Mnemoscape

'Red Terror' Martyrs Memorial Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

By Aidan Erasmus

April 4, 2019

[T]he democratization of memory discourses requires a thinking through and from Africa that recognizes it as a mnemoscape entangled…

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Life Story as a Tourism Commodity among the Kenyan “Maasai”

Samburu women's welcoming song

By Kyoko Nakamura

March 28, 2019

Performance is a key component of cultural tourism in East Africa, usually offering tourists a sumptuous and spectacular…

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The Failure of Latin America

NICARAGUA-CNS photo Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters

By John Beverley

March 21, 2019

Both China and India emerge into globalization out of decades-long periods of deep, highly focused social struggle… With the…

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