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
  • 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
    • Hong Kong Baptist University
    • 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

2018 Moscow

June 6-10, 2018. Hosted by Moscow State University

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
  • 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.

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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:

Preventive Diplomacy: A Tool for Confronting the Migration Crisis

By Zoran R. Vitorović

March 13, 2018

People sharing common ideas connect first through informal groups. Such groups of people within any given two societies that are in…

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“Us,” “Them,” and the Problem with “Balkanization”

book cover illustration of book by German political economist Arthur Dix

By Rubin Zemon

March 6, 2018

Even as globalization accelerates trans-global and supra-territorial connections, matrices of prejudice and stereotypes about ‘the…

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Rakhine Genocide: Social Engineering in Myanmar

Rohingya rickshaw driver in the detention camp complex on the outskirts of Sittwe, Rakhine State. Photo credit: the author

By Alicia de la Cour Venning

February 27, 2018

Our research suggests that the Myanmar government, together with state-sponsored elites, have successfully manipulated and…

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Scaling Imagination: The Political Implications of Popular Media

still from the Saudi film Wadjda (2012)

By Michael Curtin

February 22, 2018

[I]f it seems a particularly dark moment in the realm of explicit politics, the tacit politics of popular culture offer perhaps a…

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Mineral Resources: A Financial Trap for Developing Economies?

hands cupping crude oil

By Unurjargal Nyambuu

February 20, 2018

Extractive industries, e.g., copper, gold, oil, and natural gas, have grown rapidly in many developing countries. Historical data…

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