The mission of the Center for Global Studies is to foster language excellence, international studies expertise, and global literacy among students, educators, and the public in local, national, and international contexts. We support interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate curricular programs across the University and our faculty and staff represent expertise in almost all areas of the University, including social sciences, arts, humanities, STEM, education, environment, public affairs, global health, law, and security related disciplines. Using the mission of global literacy and our three themes – global health, environment and security – as a framework, CGS will incorporate two new initiatives in Global Indigeneity and Arctic and International Studies into our work. Diverse perspectives and generating debate and discussion are hallmarks of CGS programming. In our endeavors, we strive toward innovation, impact, replicability and the opportunity to learn from others and share best practices in international education.
As one of six Title VI National Resource Centers housed in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, the Center for Global Studies provides resources and programming for enhancing interdisciplinary international studies through research, teaching, language study, general public programs, media outreach, and professional development opportunities for educators.