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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KU News describes events to honor WWI, today's veterans and the military. The events are connected to KU’s Centennial Commemoration of World War I, which is being coordinated by the European Studies Program and includes collaboration with departments and organizations throughout KU and the community to mark the 100th anniversary of the war. From poetry readings to symphony performances, the University of Kansas will host a series of events throughout the fall to commemorate World War I and pay tribute to today’s veterans and military. https://news.ku.edu/2014/09/29/series-events-honor-world-war-i-and-todays-veterans-and-military
Series of events to honor WWI, today's veterans, military | The University of Kansas
Series of events to honor WWI, today's veterans, military Mon, 09/29/2014 Contact Christine Metz Howard KU News Service 785-864-8852 cmetzhoward@ku.edu LAWRENCE – From poetry readings to symphony performances, the University of Kansas will host a series of events throughout the fall to commemorate W…

KU News describes events to honor WWI, today's veterans and the military. The events are connected to KU’s... http://t.co/DVw6Uk972F
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.