Students at the University of North Carolina live in an increasingly globalized society. It is crucial that they develop a fuller understanding of the variable nature of earth’s people and nations. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with its rich diversity of programs possessing a strong international focus and its strong commitment to study abroad, provides an exceptional learning environment for the study of these critical issues.

Read about how the Curriculum in Global Studies achieves this mission.

News & Features

Curriculum in Global Studies Undergraduate Summer Awards

The Curriculum in Global Studies is pleased to announce a call for proposals for monetary awards to support our Undergraduate students who have secured/are securing globally oriented experiences, including internships, study abroad, research, and other similar endeavors for Summer 2017. The aim is to provide financial support so that students can pursue opportunities that will enrich their academic and professional careers. These experiences can be based in the US or abroad.  The average award will be approximately $1,000.

Unfortunately, graduating Global Studies seniors are not eligible for these awards.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017 at 3:00pm. Read more here…

Curriculum in Global Studies MA Student Summer Awards

The Curriculum in Global Studies is pleased to announce a call for proposals for summer field experience awards for our graduate students. These awards may be applied toward the cost of travel and/or living expenses for research or internship opportunities in the United States or abroad.  Award recipients are expected to be engaged in a research, academic, or professional opportunity that directly corresponds to their chosen concentration and has direct relevance to their thesis/capstone project. Only first year Global Studies MA students are eligible to apply for these awards.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017 by 3:00pm. Read more here…

Immigration and Refugee Policy In Crisis: Reflections for a New President

February 18, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm
FedEx Global Education Center

Immigration and Immigration and refugee policy has reached a global crisis. More people are compelled to cross borders than ever in our planet’s history. Meanwhile, the role of nations in providing for economic and political refugees is increasingly uncertain. Join us for a day of roundtable dialogue with researchers, community practitioners, and policymakers working on key topics of immigration policy reform and refugee resettlement and services. With opportunities for discussion among leading experts, the event will explore what’s at stake in this time of transition, charting policymaking and research agendas. Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

We are Grateful to the following Co-Sponsors:

the College of Arts and Sciences, the Latino Migration Project, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, the Center for Global Initiatives, the Migration Studies Group, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Anthropology and its Race, Difference and Power Concentration, the UNC Latina/o Studies Program, the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, the UNC School of Law, and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

Read More Here…

 Brigitte Seim Published in PNAS

brigitte-square-150x150Congratulations to our own Dr. Brigitte Seim on having an article, entitled “Effect of holding office on the behavior of politicians, published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS). PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually. Established in 1914, PNAS publishes cutting-edge research, science news, Commentaries, Reviews, Perspectives, Colloquium Papers, and actions of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Seim joined the faculty of UNC in Fall 2015 and has appointments in both the Department of Public Policy and the Curriculum in Global Studies. She is a scholar of comparative politics, focusing on the political economy of development. Her research agenda examines the relationship between citizens and political officials, with a particular emphasis on accountability in consolidating democracies and developing countries.

Ten Global Studies students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

One hundred and thirty seven UNC students were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa,the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.  Of those one hundred and thirty seven inductees, ten were Global Studies majors. The names of our inductees appear below (with one student choosing not to be listed) and we offer them our sincerest congratulations on this wonderful recognition.

  • Leona Aisha Amosah, a senior with Russian language and culture and global studies majors, daughter of Ben Amosah and Nelli Amosah of Winston-Salem.
  • Timber Grey Beeninga, a senior with economics and global studies majors and a public policy minor, daughter of Scott Beeninga and Rose Beeninga of Summerfield.
  • Regan Downey Buchanan, a senior with geography and global studies majors and a Hispanic studies minor, daughter of David Buchanan and Cheryl Buchanan of Raleigh.
  • Anna Davis Caudill, a senior with global studies and political science majors and a Spanish for the professions minor, daughter of Mark Caudill and Virginia Caudill of Winston-Salem.
  • Samara RME Green, an August 2016 graduate with a global studies major, of Potomac, Maryland.
  • Benjamin Laird Hutton Jones, a senior with a global studies major and biology and chemistry minors, of Raleigh.
  • Adrienne Marlo Kronovet, a senior with history and global studies majors and a Spanish for the business professions minor, daughter of Neal Kronovet and Gail Kronovet of Waxhaw.
  • Medina Sadat, a senior with political science and global studies majors and an Arabic minor, daughter of Abdul Sadat and Maria Azamy of Cary.
  • Caroline Aunspaugh Woronoff, a senior with a global studies major and entrepreneurship and public policy minors, daughter of Robert Woronoff and Diane Woronoff of Raleigh.

Global Studies MA Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 Admissions

Our Global Studies MA program is now accepting applications for Fall 2017 admissions! If you want to prepare yourself to have the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and interact across an increasing complex, interconnected, and ever-changing global landscape, consider applying to our Global Studies MA program today!

The admissions deadline for applicants who wish to be considered for fellowship and assistantship opportunities is December 13, 2016.

To learn more about the MA program and admissions requirements, click here:

Global Studies Welcomes New MA Cohort

Global Studies welcomed 14 new MA students for the Fall 2016 semester! This marks our third cohort since the Global Studies MA was launched in Fall 2014.

New Global Studies Faculty & Staff

Stuesse-Author-Photo-2014-146x150Angela Stuesseassistant professor of anthropology with a joint appointment in global studies, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and comes to UNC from the University of South Florida. She is broadly interested in social inequality, and her research and teaching interests include neoliberal globalization, migration, race, labor, human rights, and methodologies of activist research. Her new book, Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South, explores how new Latino migration into Mississippi’s poultry industry has impacted communities and prospects for worker organizing.

Diana Devereaux, business manager, joined the Curriculum on August 15th after having served as the undergraduate student services coordinator for the UNC Department of History. Diana is excited to join the Global Studies team and invites all students, faculty, and staff to stop by to say hello!

Global Studies Alumna Awarded Boren Fellowship

Julia Tenyotkin, who graduated from UNC in 2012 with a global studies and peace, war, and defense double major and a Chinese minor, was one of two UNC affiliated students to be awarded a David L. Boren Fellowship by the National Security Education Program.  Julia is currently pursuing a master’s degree in international affairs at Monterey Institute of International Studies and the fellowship will enable her to study Mandarin in China, where she also plans to complete a project focused on understanding the nuances of the South China Sea dispute. Read more . . .

Jonathan Weiler Claims Converse Award

JWeiler2Jonathan Weiler has won the prestigious Philip E. Converse Book Award for Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics (Cambridge: 2009), a book about the causes and effects of political divisiveness co-written with Marc Heatherington. Weiler, director of undergraduate studies for the Curriculum in Global Studies, shares the award with Heatherington, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University.

The Philip E. Converse Book Award is bestowed each year to an author or authors of an outstanding book in the field of political science published at least five years ago.

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