About Global Studies

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January 2014 marked the fourteenth anniversary of the establishment of UCSB’s pioneering Global & International Studies Program. When established in early 1999, it was widely recognized as one of the nation's first interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in international studies to focus on globalization. Today, the Program has a highly successful Masters Program in Global Studies, a PhD emphasis in Global Studies, and will begin accepting applications for its PhD in Global Studies this fall, 2014.

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Global & International Studies Program
Social Sciences & Media Studies Bldg., 2nd floor
Campus Mail Code: 7065
Santa Barbara , CA 93106-7065

Undergraduate: (805) 893-7860
Graduate: (805) 893-4668
Fax: (805) 893-8003

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MA alumna, Alanna Pardee, Internship in Nambia, 2009.

MA alumna, Alanna Pardee, during internship in Nambia, 2009.

MA candidate, Miranda Fox and Former President Bill Clinton.

MA candidate, Miranda Fox and Former President Bill Clinton.

Global News

Beth Abramson, Global Studies major, and Elizabeth Ivy, Global...

  • Chancellor Yang and Mark Fisher present the award to Jodi.

Congratulations to Global Studies' one and only Jodi Cutler, who received the 2014-2015 Staff...

  • Official Invitation of the inaugural lecture and reception with the UC Santa Barbara Seal

Congratulations to our very own Global Studies Department professors, Dr. Allison Brysk and Dr. Jan Nederveen Pieterse, along with Dr. Afary and Dr. Curtin in their newly appointed position as the Mellichamp Cluster Chair of Globaly Dynamics!

  • Creating the Future

Rich Appelbaum: Creating the Future or, How to Make Waves and Still Accomplish Stuff

We are pleased to present our ...

Global Events

Join us for the Mideast Human Rights Symposium! We will be discussing "Minority Rigths and Second- Class Citizenship in Israel" and "Syrian Refugees: A Lost Generation"  with amazing guest professors from UCSD,  UC Davis, and UCSB.

Sponsored by our very own Alison Brysk.

  1. May 27, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm