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

Scroll down for more information on our members and activities.

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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:

Where and When is Progress? On Agency in the History of Science

ceremony to unveil UAE's Mars Mission on May 6, 2015 in Dubai

By Isaac Bershady

May 23, 2019

[T]o whom does the history of knowledge belong? To many dyed-in-the-wool historians of science, it seems that even though the…

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The Resurgence of Hegemonic International Law

Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush

By George Andreopoulos

May 16, 2019

There is little doubt that 9/11 has shifted the tectonic plates of geopolitical and normative space. This shift is characterized by…

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Is the Global Talent Competition Distorting Local Labor Policies?

job fair targeting asylum seeking migrants in Vienna, Austria

By Ingrid Kofler

May 9, 2019

Increasingly anti-immigration policies discourage the emergence of a global labor market. In terms of education and training…

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Memory in Hypernationalist Times: The Comfort Women as Traveling Trope

comfort woman statue outside the Japanese consulate in Busan, South Korea

By Carol Gluck

May 2, 2019

When war memories erupted anew in East Asia and Eastern Europe in the 1990s, they did so in a global context quite different…

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Dead Chickens and Scared Monkeys: China’s Sprawling Celebrity Tax Scandal

'House of Culture', part of the China-Kazakhstan Horgos International Border Cooperation Center in Horgos (Khorgas), China.

By Wesley Jacks

April 25, 2019

The past ten months have (again) laid bare the battle between economic and ideological goals within the modernizing Chinese media…

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