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

  • 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...

The Global and International Studies Program will offer its first class in a newly approved Ph.D...

Global Events

David Wilson, Geography, Univeristy of Illinois
Lecture on Globalization/urbanization...

  1. February 12, 2015

Gabrielle Hecht, Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan

  1. February 20, 2015

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

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