Stanford Global Studies Resources for Educators Newsletter

Apply to be a Stanford EPIC Fellow for 2021-22

Stanford EPIC Fellows 2019-20
This competitive program brings together a cohort of ten community college faculty and academic staff to work collaboratively with Stanford staff for one academic year (August-May) on self-designed projects aimed at developing global competencies and awareness among community college students. The program features a three-day summer intensive workshop at Stanford University, monthly virtual seminars, and an end-of-year symposium.
Application deadline: April 1, 2021.
View program and application information

K-14 Professional Development Courses: Global Issues, Local Impacts

Stanford Global Studies and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching present a series of virtual workshops that offers teachers the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of key topics of current relevance and hone their pedagogical expertise in collaboration with leading Stanford scholars. This series is comprised of three virtual workshops. You may enroll in individual workshops for $199, or sign up for all three for only $500.

Identity and Citizenship

February 26-28, 2021 | Virtual Workshop
Where does the idea of citizenship come from? And what does it mean to be a "good" citizen? How are identities wrapped up in citizenship status? What are the paths to citizenship as both an identity and a legal status? Who decides who’s in and who’s out? How do multiple identities fit in with a concept of citizenship? When citizenship becomes a reigning identity category, how have governments and peoples conceptualized stateless individuals who claim citizenship to nowhere?

This workshop will explore citizenship as a legal category, an identity marker, and a product of history. It will also examine how citizenship can be both a privilege and a burden. Learn more about the Identity and Citizenship course.

Rising Up: Movements for Change

April 16-18, 2021 | Virtual Workshop
Movements for change take many forms including civil disobedience, sustained armed conflict, coups, protests, and revolutions. This workshop explores the complex and often misunderstood origins, methods, and outcomes of movements around the globe historically and today. Why do revolutions succeed or fail? What transforms a protest into a revolution? What are the legacies of anti-colonial movements and key demands of anti-capitalist movements? What roles have student protests played?

A closer examination of historical movements provides lessons and lenses for understanding contemporary contestations. Learn more about the Rising Up: Movements for Change course

The Resurgence of Great Power Politics

June 16-18, 2021 | Virtual Workshop
Recent years have seen a revival of great power politics with states shifting from more of a cooperative stance to an increasingly competitive posture. Internally this has been accompanied by a rise in nationalism and a shift towards autocracy. This dynamic harkens back to a century ago when Great Power competition culminated in the outbreak of the First World War. This workshop will examine current relations between states in various hotspots around the globe and contextualize them in light of their historical roots and contemporary dynamics.
It also will consider the implications of this revived interstate competition for universal ideals and movements like human rights. Learn more about The Resurgence of Great Power Politics course
Enroll in the three-course series: Global Issues, Local Impacts

Other Opportunities

Teaching Quarantine

Are you a member of the teaching community? How has your classroom been affected by the pandemic? We want to hear from you! Life in Quarantine is an online platform providing a space for personal experience, art, and creative writing in the times of COVID-19. Our website houses a historical archive including hundreds of reflections on the pandemic written by people around the globe. This provides students and educators with an opportunity to learn from/teach from first-hand descriptions of what living in the pandemic is like.
We partnered with 2019 EPIC graduate and Grossmont College professor, Dave Dillon, to create Teaching Quarantine, an Open Education initiative that provides the education community with resources and a platform to connect and collaborate. If you’re interested in learning more, contributing materials or collaborating with the LiQ team in any other capacity, please reach out to us at:!
Learn more about Teaching Quarantine

Faculty Development Seminar: Exploring Urban Sustainability through India's Cities

January 2022
Across the globe, as towns grow into cities and as cities morph into megacities, what can be done to ensure that demands for quality economic opportunities and decent standards of living are balanced against increased pressures on the environment, energy resources, and threatened cultural traditions? This two-week seminar will visit three rapidly changing Indian cities-Delhi, Jaipur, and Lucknow-to explore how environment and STEM-related issues are situated within the economic, cultural, and social pressures confronting emerging cities. 

Application deadline: August 30, 2021.

Learn more about the Faculty Development Seminar
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Supported by Title VI of the Higher Education Act under grant #84.015A from the U.S. Department of Education, National Resource Centers within Stanford Global Studies have established the Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC), which focuses on strengthening the internationalization of curricula and the professionalization of language instruction at community colleges and K-12 institutions.
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