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

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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

  • 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 & International Studies Program is proud to announce the Richard P. Appelbaum...

Professor Michael Stohl has been appointed as the new Director of the Orfalea Center for Global...

Global Events

Global Studies will host an all day forum to perspective graduate students. This will include...

  1. February 27, 2015 - 8:15am to 4:15pm

Lecturer : Nora McKeon

Former U.N. Food and Organization Program Officer, Nora McKeon’s just-released book explains why we find ourselves in this situation and explores what we can do to change it. he unpacks relevant paradigms—from productivism to food sovereignty—and highlights the significance of adopting a rights-based approach to solving food problems. She concludes with a call to blow the whistle on predatory capitalism by adapting the practice of the democratic public sphere and accountable governance to a global dimension and extending its authority to the world of markets and corporations.

  1. February 27, 2015 - 3:00pm