From our inception, the Center for the Study of Global Change has both embraced and embodied change. Here are a few landmarks.

  1. December 1989

    Indiana University establishes the forerunner of the Center for the Study of Global Change, with a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and a long-term commitment from IU. Known as the Indiana Center on Global Change and World Peace, the center’s founding director is John P. Lovell, a professor of political science.

  2. October 1990

    Oscar Arias Sánchez, former president of Costa Rica, formally dedicates the new center. Focused on creating an interdisciplinary community of young scholars to study and research critical issues of change and peace at the global level, the Center identifies and supports graduate students with annual stipends. It offers a variety of programs, workshops, and classes.