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

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.

Leona Amosah, Caitlyn Carpio, Ryan McCord Awarded Critical Language Scholarships from US Department of State

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 4.08.27 PMSix students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, three of whom are Global Studies majors, have been awarded a US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical needs languages during Summer 2016.

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Read more . . .


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