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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.

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AnchorMessage from the Chair

We had an exciting autumn semester welcoming our new MA students to campus, holding events for the Global community and finishing renovations on the Global hallway. All along, our new business manager Nancy Gray Schoonmaker has guided us expertly through many transitions. For this spring semester, I am on leave at the Institute for Arts and Humanities on campus. Professor Elizabeth (Betsy) Olson is serving as acting chair of the Curriculum. Professor Olson is a joint faculty member with the Department of Geography, and came to UNC two years ago from a faculty position at the University of Edinburgh where she was an associate director of the Global Development Academy. She has been very involved in our new MA program, and is looking forward to working with all of you this semester.—Milada Anna Vachudova