Statement on Racial Injustice
As COVID-19 has upended life across the country, it has also exposed and amplified patterns of racial inequality that have a deep and long history. And now, on top of a pandemic, we are confronted with a string of incidents of racial violence that simply cannot be ignored. 

Sadly, these events are not isolated incidents. They are a reminder that our nation has much work to do in addressing systemic racism, discrimination, and inequality. That work is needed everywhere, including here at Stanford. 
Stanford Global Studies is committed to working together to recognize and address global structural inequalities and racial injustices, and finding ways to build communities that are respectful, supportive, and inclusive.

This is a challenging time for many, but especially for people of color, who have suffered injustices for so long and who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Our thoughts are with the students, faculty, and staff members in our Black communities, and our other communities who confront the realities of inequality and discrimination. While we cannot possibly understand the pain, sadness, and trauma they are feeling, we stand with them in support and solidarity.

Jeremy M. Weinstein
The Sakurako and William Fisher Family Director of the Stanford Global Studies Division


“Flares Light Up the Night in Beirut” captured by Gabby Conforti
“Flares Light Up the Night in Beirut," captured by global studies minor Gabby Conforti, is one of the winning images entered into this year's student photo contest.
The Stanford community held a virtual celebration on Sunday to honor the Class of 2020, thank them for their contributions to the university, and offer reassurance as they embark on new beginnings in a changed world. Watch a livestream of the event, and view a video message from Professor Ken Schultz to the graduating students in the Program in International Relations.
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Stanford Global Studies (SGS) student photo contest. More than 140 entries were entered into the contest from students across our 14 centers and programs.
In fall 2019, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a series of retrospective events. CREEES faculty director Amir Weiner discusses the anniversary and the legacy of the center in this interview.
The Faculty Senate approved a proposal to establish a Civic, Liberal, and Global Education requirement for first-year students at its May 7 meeting. SGS will be involved in the development of the pilot program, which will launch in fall 2021.
A new global focus in Stanford’s Humanities Core program reflects the important role the humanities play in understanding the complexities of the world. 
Research funded by the Center for African Studies suggests a new approach to reducing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. 
The Center for Latin American Studies will launch the Luksic Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program in 2021-22 to support research and study for scholars and fellows from Chile.
The Center for South Asia and the Center for Human Rights & International Justice have each launched new podcasts.
New research from the Iran 2040 Project examines Iran's migration trends.
Five Stanford scholars, including The Europe Center Director Anna Grzymala-Busse, have been awarded 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships.
Fifteen Stanford faculty members—including Center for African Studies Director James Ferguson and Center for Latin American Studies affiliate Florencia Torche—are among the 276 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Director of the Center for South Asia Jisha Menon wins outstanding leader award at the Faculty Women’s Forum Awards Ceremony.


Abigail Thompson in Siberia.
Master's student Abigail Thompson in front of graffiti along a street near the Angara River in Irkutsk, Russia.
Abigail Thompson, a master's student in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies who received an SGS grant to study Siberian street art over winter break, writes about her experience on the Global Perspectives blog
Graduating students from across global studies programs reflect on their time at Stanford and share their favorite classes, experiences, and future plans.
Center for African Studies affiliate Leya Elias is named as a Truman Scholar.
Global studies minors Muskan Shafat and Priya Chatwani reflect on quarantining during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two students affiliated with the Center for Human Rights & International Justice received the J. E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement from the School of Humanities & Sciences. 
Master's student Stu McLaughlin has been selected to receive the Boren Fellowship to pursue a Kazakh language program at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.  
Six Stanford affiliates—including international relations alum Akhil Iyer—are among this year’s recipients of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
International relations sophomore Nadav Ziv explains the kinds of falsehoods that are spreading about COVID-19 and offers tips for identifying credible information online.

Stanford Health Alerts

The site provides important updates about infectious diseases, travel warnings, and other public health issues, including the university’s operations and policies in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Events

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, centers and programs across SGS transitioned to hosting events online. View recordings of past events below and on our YouTube channel:
Upcoming virtual events:

In the Media

Around the world, the U.S. has long been a symbol of anti-black racism, writes Center for African Studies alumnus Nana Osei-Opare in The Washington Post.
Richard Dasher, the director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center, discusses the future of the global economic order in The Economic Times
Steven J. Zipperstein, the Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture, reviews the book Europe Against the Jews, 1880-1945 in The New York Times.

Inside SGS

From virtual dance workouts to pizza parties to storytelling sessions, staff members in SGS are finding creative strategies to connect with one another during a pandemic that has disrupted life around the globe.
We are excited to welcome the inaugural associate director of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Dr. Shaina Hammerman, to SGS. 
Share your point of view. The Global Perspectives Blog is now accepting submissions.

SGS Summer Film Festival

Save the date for this year's SGS Summer Film Festival, which will take place virtually on Wednesdays from July — September. Attendees will screen the selected films at home, and the post-screening discussions will take place via Zoom. Sign up for the Summer Film Festival mailing list below.
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