Welcome to the Center for Global Studies! Our mission is to enhance understanding about the world’s cultures, societies and economies as they shape, and are shaped by, global and transnational forces. We offer interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate curricular programs and our faculty and staff represent expertise from across social science, arts & humanities, public affairs, and health, environment, security-related disciplines. As one of eight National Resource Centers housed in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, the Center for Global Studies provides resources and programming for transforming interdisciplinary global studies via research and teaching, language study, professional training opportunities for educators, general public programs and media outreach.

Global Studies Spotlight

UW School of Public Health awards Farah Mohamed the Gilbert S. Omenn Award for Academic Excellence


We congratulate the Center for Global Studies FLAS Fellow Farah Mohamed who has been awarded the 2016 Gilbert S. Omenn Award for Academic Excellence by the UW School of Public Health. Farah received Summer 2016 and Academic Year 2015-16 FLAS Fellowships for the study of Swahili and global health. Congratulations on the prestigious award!

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In the News

Associate Professor Sunila Kale featured on Cultures of Energy podcast

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Hear the Jackson School’s own Sunila Kale share insight into India’s power system as she discusses her book, Electrifying India (Stanford, 2014).

“Sunila’s new collaborative research focuses on how India is coping with a growing abundance of expensive green electricity, innovations in demand side management and a new political emphasis on increasing competition in the electricity market.”

Listen here!: http://culturesofenergy.com/ep-27-sunila-kale/

Upcoming Summer Courses

Summer 2016 and Autumn 2016 course offerings are now available!

Intensive Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

If you speak Spanish, you can understand more than 50% of Portuguese texts without any previous knowledge! Portuguese 105 is an accelerated class for Spanish Speakers, which focuses on the similarities and differences between Portuguese and Spanish.


PORT 105
MTWThF 8:30-10:40
Summer A-Term

Register for PORT 105


Hindi Language Courses

Hindi is one of seventeen unique languages supported by the Center for Global Studies. Check out the great video on Hindi courses at the University created by the UW Asian Languages and Literature department.

Learn more about Hindi and the programs offered at UW here: https://asian.washington.edu/fields/hindi

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