About Global Studies

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January 2016 marked the sixteenth 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 is now the Department of Global Studies and has a highly successful Masters Program in Global Studies, a PhD emphasis in Global Studies, and will welcome the second cohort of PhD students this fall. A growing and successful interdisciplinary program.

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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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UCSB’s Global Studies Department Faculty, Staff, PhD and MA Students

Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair in Sikh Studies supports visiting professors, lectures, and courses in Sikh and Punjab studies. Professor Juergensmeyer, the current chair, is pictured with visting professors Shinder Thandi (left) and Mohinder Singh (right).

MA candidate, Miranda Fox and Former President Bill Clinton.

MA candidate, Miranda Fox and Former President Bill Clinton.

Global News

  • LAX Tom Bradly Terminal

On Saturday afternoon, an immigrant legal aid organization made a public request for Arabic and Farsi translators to help them assist individuals currently detained at Los Angeles International Airport following the executive order issued by President Donald Trump

  • Dr. Juergensmeyer in Muslim Mindanao

From Professor Mark Juergensmeyer's Religion and Social Change in a Global World blog

UC Santa Barbara sent three representatives to the annual meeting of the Global Studies...

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