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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Persian Culture Festival Lecture:
“The Unveiling of
Persian Architecture”
Nilou Vakil
KU Department of Architecture
Wednesday, March 25, 6:00 pm
Spencer Museum, Reception Room

Persian Culture Festival Concert:
Orkideh Music Group
Saturday, March 28, 7:00 pm
Woodruff Auditorium |
Kansas Union


TOMORROW! Saturday March 28th is the grand finale performance of the Persian Culture Festival! Persian Music Concert with Orkideh. 7-9 pm, Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. FREE and OPEN to all! Don't miss it!

TOMORROW! Saturday March 28th is the grand finale performance of the Persian Culture Festival! Persian Music... http://t.co/RDnoYPbgD9
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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