Mission Statement

The Center for Global and International Studies exists as a catalyst for global and international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Building upon longstanding institutional strength in area studies and a commitment to international engagement, the Center: (1) provides a single point of contact and organization for College faculty with expertise in global and international studies; (2) promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching on topics and themes of transnational scope; (3) fosters research and expertise in world areas of growing economic and strategic importance not covered by the existing area studies centers; (4) stimulates grant activity and seeks external funding for curricular, research, and outreach projects in global and international studies; (5) provides a central home for interdisciplinary degree programs in international studies; (6) prepares students for careers in a global economy and an increasingly interconnected world; (7) promotes the global competitiveness of the state, the region, and the nation by providing outreach and support to businesses, schools, and government agencies.

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