Internships abroad; Student photo contest; CREEES 50th anniversary...
Internships abroad; Student photo contest; CREEES 50th anniversary...
Master's students at the annual SGS ice cream social.
Master's students from three SGS programs—East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies—attended the annual fall ice cream social in September at Bolivar House.


The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Celebrate half a century of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and outreach through a series of special events this fall quarter.
Director of the Center for South Asia Jisha Menon is the newly appointed Denning Faculty Director of the Stanford Arts Institute (SAI).
Stanford Global Studies (SGS) has awarded three Stanford faculty members with Course Innovation Grants, which support courses that creatively offer ways for students to learn about topics of regional and global importance. 
Professor Priya Satia, an affiliate of the Center for South Asia, has been awarded the American Historical Association’s Jerry Bentley Prize for best book in world history.
New space for the Program in International Relations and the Center for Human Rights & International Justice.
International Relations and Human Rights move to a new space
In October, the Program in International Relations and the Center for Human Rights & International Justice moved to a beautifully renovated space in the garden level of Encina Hall Central. Their new address is Encina Hall Central, Room 030.
SGS welcomed a new cohort of community college faculty fellows, who will work on projects to internationalize academic and co-curricular programming at their home institutions over the next year.
Stanford anthropologist James Fox dies at 75. Fox served as the director of the Center for Latin American Studies from 2001 to 2004.
2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Read about the Center for Latin American Studies' efforts to expand the teaching of indigenous languages.


In this Q&A, Maira Hayat, a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for South Asia, discusses her research and her new manuscript, Ecologies of Water Theft in Pakistan: The Colony, the Corporation, and the Contemporary. 
Paris, France.
Call for Proposals
The France-Stanford Center is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year. The center funds several research opportunities for students and faculty, including collaborative research, fellowships, conferences, and events. View application details and current research projects.
Samer Al-Saber joined Stanford in the 2018-19 academic year as an assistant professor of theater and performance studies and an affiliate of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. Learn about his research interests in this interview.
New research from the Iran 2040 project looks at Iran's large and growing financing gap. 


Harry Cole at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Harry Cole, Art Practice '20 interned at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia this summer through the Global Studies Internship Program.
Over 100 Stanford students interned in 29 countries this summer through the Global Studies Internship Program. Read student reflections and watch a series of vlogs about their experiences abroad. Make sure to sign up for the mailing list to receive news about 2020 positions, and RSVP to attend an information session in January.
Still deciding what classes to take? Check out these 30 winter quarter classes that have an international focus, and add a new global perspective to your studies.
Daniel Khalessi, International Relations '13 reflects on his time as an undergraduate student at Stanford. Daniel was the first student to receive a Certificate in Iranian Studies.
With support from a grant from The Europe Center, Anna Boch, a Ph.D. student in sociology, spent nine weeks at the Hans-Bredow-Institut for Media Research in Germany this summer. There, she focused on the regulation of online hate speech in the U.S. and Germany.
Students enrolled in HUMRTS 108: Spanish Immersion Service-Learning traveled to a family detention facility in Dilley, Texas in June to prepare asylum seekers for the credible fear interview. Two undergraduates published an editorial about their experience in the San Francisco Examiner.
"Grow" taken in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
Student Photo Contest
Submit your travel photos for the 2020 SGS student photo contest for a chance to win cash and other prizes. Any student affiliated with an SGS program or center, including internship program participants, grant recipients, and students enrolled in degree programs can enter.

Above: "Grow" taken by Katherine Irajpanah (International Relations '19) in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Katherine submitted this photo in the 2018 SGS Student Photo Contest.
International relations major Alex Hou '21 discusses his major, things he loves to do at Stanford, and his summer internship in Hong Kong.

In the Media

Iranian Studies Director Abbas Milani argues Iranian women are suffering from soccer gender apartheid in an opinion piece for The Hill.
In his new book, Stalin and the Fate of Europe, historian Norman Naimark, former director of Stanford Global Studies, develops an assessment of the geopolitical struggle for sovereignty through a series of case studies. Read the Wall Street Journal book review.
Professor Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, director of the Center for Latin American Studies, wrote an article about "The Silent War in Mexico" for The American Interest.
Share your point of view. The Global Perspectives Blog is now accepting submissions.

Inside SGS

Welcome to the following staff members:
  • Brenda Mutuma, Program Coordinator, Center for African Studies
  • Ronda Fenton, Finance Manager, Stanford Global Studies
Learn more about SGS' new location in Encina Commons by visiting the Contact & Location page on our website.

Save the Date

Various events throughout fall quarter
Wednesday, November 20 
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