Welcome to the Center for Global & International Studies! Building upon the exceptional resources at the University of Kansas in area studies, world languages, and international programs, our mission is to enhance and develop cross regional and interdisciplinary academic, research and outreach programs with local, regional and national impact. CGIS offers international expertise, education, and global perspectives on the world through undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Global & International Studies, as well as  K-16 educational outreach to schools and community and campus activities covering topics of transnational scope. Our goal is to prepare University of Kansas students for the global economy and internationally-focused careers in Kansas, the United States and abroad.

The Center also gives support to developing programs in regions not covered by other Area Studies units on campus such as South Asia and the Middle East. Additionally CGIS is currently home to the Programs in European Studies and Jewish Studies, providing administrative support and other resources as these units grow and expand.

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NEW FALL COURSE!

GIST 202/502: Love, Sex and Marriage in India
This course we will examine the diversity and many levels of intimacy as seen in India. Areas explored include: love marriage vs arranged marriage; intimacy and sex in ancient and contemporary India; diversity of marriage practices; same-sex intimacy. Fulfills GIST MAJOR requirements: Region: Asia/South Asia; Substantive Specialization: culture, ethnicity, and belief systems; gender and sexuality in the global context.

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What better time for a talk like this? We hope you will join us for Juan Cole's talk on Friday, September 26th "Is There a Middle East? The Strange History of a Term and it's Implications." The talk will be at 7:30 in the Gridiron room of the Burge Union. FREE and open to all.

What better time for a talk like this? We hope you will join us for Juan Cole's talk on Friday, September 26th... http://t.co/M9kmZwTcIl
Nader Hashemi at the University of Kansas, Center for Global & International Studies, Pt II "Can Islam be Reconciled with Democracy: Critical Notes on the Arab Spring." Lecture given on November 1, 2012 at the University of Kansas. Presented by the KU Center for Global & International Studies and KU Middle East Studies. Part I contains the full lecture, part II is footage from the Q & A session following the talk.


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