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 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
    • 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



Panel 2


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
  • 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:

Populism and Persecution in Myanmar, the United States, and Beyond

Rohingya parent and child at Kutupalong-Balukhali camp in the Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh.

By Christine Murphy

August 7, 2018

At its core, the racial and religious bias against the Muslim minority of Myanmar is a fundamentalist response to the material…

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Neoliberal Tourism Development: The Case of ‘Tourism Conservation Enterprises’ in Kenya’s Maasailand

A main building of Tawi Lodge in Kilitome Conservancy; February 2012. (Photo: Toshio Meguro)

By Toshio Meguro

July 31, 2018

What is common to [local people] involved in the TCE project in the Amboseli region is a flexible attitude to tourism. They…

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A Reflection on the June 24th Turkish Elections

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrives to deliver a speech at Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters in Istanbul in 2017. Photo credit: AFP/Bulent Kilic

By Richard Falk

July 26, 2018

[P]rocedural democracy is not enough, and one hopes that Erdoğan will use his newly acquired powers over judicial and other…

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“The Positive Aspects of Bewilderment”: Literature in the Global Context

portrait of Borges by Marcelo Neira

By Gabriel Garcia Ochoa

July 24, 2018

When books become windows, they open our eyes to other worlds, other ways of being. In the latter metaphor literature can help us…

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Ethics, Pedagogy and Praxis in “Asia’s World City”

facilitated classroom discussion in “Debating Global Society.” Photo credit: the authors

By Wu Shuang and Adrian J. Bailey

July 17, 2018

[T]he re-scaling of ethics is linked to the politics of knowledge and participation through affective connections. As such, an…

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