Students in cooking class on French Persian Cooking.
Students enrolled in FRENLANG 60E: French Persian Cooking, a class offered for the first time in fall quarter, season salmon fillets. 


Stanford University is following "shelter in place" orders for the next three weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). For details, visit
The Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Internship Program cancels internships in China, South Korea, Japan, and Italy this summer in response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding COVID-19. A decision regarding other internships has not yet been made.
SGS Director Jeremy M. Weinstein discusses his vision and efforts to make learning about the world an integral part of a Stanford education in this Q&A.
Populism is a political problem that is putting democracy at risk, says Anna Grzymala-Busse, director of The Europe Center. 
Professor Kenneth Schultz, director of the Program in International Relations, gave a talk on the world's strangest borders during Stanford Family Weekend in February.
During a professional development course led by SGS and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching, K-14 educators developed strategies to teach students about world religions. 
For the first time, students had the opportunity to take a class on French Persian Cooking in fall quarter. The course was sponsored by the Program in Iranian Studies.
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Stanford historian and Center for African Studies affiliate Joel Cabrita shares how her Southern African childhood spurred a lifelong study of the region’s religions and people.  
Professor Saad Gulzar, an affiliate of the Center for South Asia, discusses the role of local elections in overcoming poverty in the developing world in this story.
Abbas Milani, director of the Program in Iranian Studies, and Lisa Blaydes, director of the Program in Islamic Studies, discuss the future of U.S./Iran relations in this Q&A.
In a new Spanish immersion class organized by the Center for Human Rights & International Justice with support from SGS, Stanford students apply their language skills to help detained Spanish-speaking asylum seekers in Texas.
Stalin did not want an Iron Curtain to descend, says Stanford historian and former SGS director Norman Naimark, in this Q&A.


Jessica Cordiglia in Lima, Peru.
Master's student Jessica Cordiglia conducted fieldwork in Lima, Perú over winter break.
Two master's students in Latin American Studies received SGS Global Perspectives grants to conduct fieldwork in Lima, Perú and Bogotá, Colombia over winter break. Read about their experiences.
Ruiheng Li, a visiting student researcher from China, discusses his research on Iraqi Kurdistan in this Q&A
International relations senior Erica Scott has been named a Marshall Scholar and will use the scholarship to pursue a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.
Still deciding what classes to take? Check out these 30 spring quarter classes that have an international focus, and add a new global perspective to your studies.
Center for East Asian Studies student Anqi Xu was among five Stanford students selected as part of the 2021 Schwarzman Scholar class. As a fellowship recipient, she will pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
The Stanford Humanities Center welcomed a new cohort of undergraduates, including international relations major Isabelle Carpenter, who have been awarded Hume Humanities Honors Fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year.
Iranian studies alum Sina Javidan-Nejad, ’17 reflects on his time at Stanford.
Alina Utrata, ’17, one of the first Stanford students to graduate with a minor in human rights, was awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. at Cambridge University.

 EPIC Community College Faculty Fellowship

2019-20 EPIC Fellows
The Stanford Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Community College Faculty Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 academic year. The deadline has been extended to Friday, May 1.

In the Media

International relations alum Rebecca Mehra helped an elderly couple get groceries when they were too scared to go shopping during the coronavirus outbreak.
Iranian Studies Director Abbas Milani discusses the assassination of Qassem Suleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force, in this opinion piece on Project Syndicate.
Share your point of view. The Global Perspectives Blog is now accepting submissions.


In response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), Stanford University has postponed all events. Please continue to check the Stanford Global Studies website and for updates.
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