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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Head on down to the Malott Room at the Union to find out about FLAS fellowships for the study of African languages like Arabic, Kiswahili, Hausa, Wolof, Somali and Amharic!
Kansas African Studies Center
Don't miss today's FLAS Info Session! Malott Room, Kansas Union, 3:30pm The US Department of Education has awarded funding to the Kansas African Studies Center for Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships for the 2014-2018 grant cycle. FLAS funds are awarded in a competitive process open to graduate and undergraduate students.Students must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents to be eligible to apply. FLAS awards are available for the study of Amharic, Arabic, Hausa, Kiswahili, Somali and Wolof, with additional African languages requests considered. Awards are contingent on federal funding. Undergraduate awards provide up to $10,000 for tuition (limited to the actual amount of tuition and fees) and a $5,000 stipend for living expenses. Graduate awards provide up to $18,000 for tuition and a $15,000 stipend for living expenses. Summer awards provide up to $5,000 for tuition and a stipend of $2,500 for living expenses. Learn more at this information session.

Head on down to the Malott Room at the Union to find out about FLAS fellowships for the study of African... http://t.co/S89xqOFv6o
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.