Welcome to the Center for Global & International Studies! Building upon the exceptional resources at the University of Kansas in area studies, world languages, and international programs, our mission is to enhance and develop cross regional and interdisciplinary academic, research and outreach programs with local, regional and national impact. CGIS offers international expertise, education, and global perspectives on the world through undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Global & International Studies, as well as  K-16 educational outreach to schools and community and campus activities covering topics of transnational scope. Our goal is to prepare University of Kansas students for the global economy and internationally-focused careers in Kansas, the United States and abroad.

The Center also gives support to developing programs in regions not covered by other Area Studies units on campus such as South Asia and the Middle East. Additionally CGIS is currently home to the Programs in European Studies and Jewish Studies, providing administrative support and other resources as these units grow and expand.

          

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Wishing you all a fantastic winter break and here's looking toward greener days in the spring... Enjoy a preview of just one of the amazing events planned for our 3rd annual Persian Culture Festival at KU this March: Dancer Farima Berenji will perform on Saturday, February 28th at Woodruff Auditorium. Stay tuned for full program details! https://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b01QaMMtzYg
Persian Dance "Blossoms of Hope" - Farima Berenji - FarimaDance- Dances of the Silk Road
Farima Berenji is an award winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, instructor, dance ethnologist, and archaeologist. Specializing in teaching a...

Wishing you all a fantastic winter break and here's looking toward greener days in the spring... Enjoy a preview... http://t.co/i5c8vO6FzY
Nader Hashemi at the University of Kansas, Center for Global & International Studies, Pt II "Can Islam be Reconciled with Democracy: Critical Notes on the Arab Spring." Lecture given on November 1, 2012 at the University of Kansas. Presented by the KU Center for Global & International Studies and KU Middle East Studies. Part I contains the full lecture, part II is footage from the Q & A session following the talk.


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