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The Center for Global Studies is an information clearing-house that provides resources and referrals to K-20 educators, community college instructors, general public, business community, media organizations, and students. We sponsor activities, seminars, public lecture series, conferences, and cultural events. Please check out the The Center for Global Studies Events Calendar, which includes information on seminars, workshops, events, research and scholarships.

Curriculum Resources

  • The Choices Program develops teaching resources on historical and current international issues, provides professional development for classroom teachers, and sponsors programs that engage students beyond the classroom. CGS sponsors workshops on using the CHOICES curricula and has curricula on file for classroom use.
    Choices for the 21st Century Education Program
  • The Seattle Times Newspapers in Education (NIE) program provides electronic newspapers, learning programs and online activities to teachers and educational organizations to help develop literacy and real world learning. CGS and the area studies centers of JSIS partner annually with NIE to offer a curriculum guide, teacher workshop, and produce a multi-part article series for The Seattle Times.
    Newspapers in Education
  • The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) supports The Great Decisions Global Affairs Education Discussion Program which includes an annual Briefing Book, the Great Decisions television series on PBS, the National Opinion Ballot Report, thousands of discussion groups across the country and the GD Online newsletter. The Foreign Policy Association sponsors an annual summer institute focusing on critical challenges to U.S. foreign policymakers. Great Decisions materials are available through the Center.
    Foreign Policy Association: Great Decisions Institute

  • Facing the Future develops programming created by and for teachers, and brings critical thinking about global issues to students. Their curriculum resources, teacher workshops, and service learning opportunities are used by teachers, schools, and districts in all 50 states and over 100 countries although they are based in Seattle. Facing the Future materials are available through the Center.
    Facing the Future: Sustainability and Global Issues Curriculum

  • The World Affairs Council's Global Classroom helps teachers incorporate international learning into their curriculum. CGS co-sponsors selected teacher workshops and has resource packets on file for classroom use. To link to the online resource packets, please click here.
    The World Affairs Council's Global Classroom

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Center for Global Studies
International Studies Program
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 685-2707
(206) 685-0668 fax

Sara R. Curran
(206) 543-6479

Tamara Leonard
Associate Director
(206) 685-2354

Lauren Dobrovolny
Program Coordinator
(206) 685-2707

Robyn Davis
Fellowships Coordinator
(206) 616-8679