Who we are

We are an alliance of scholars, educators, researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students who are committed to advancing global studies and international education at Indiana University, and across the nation and world.

Based at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS), the Center for the Study of Global Change is making a systematic, sustained effort to infuse global perspectives into learning at all levels, from pre-kindergarten through graduate school and beyond.

Whoever and wherever you are, we’re committed to providing you with interdisciplinary global perspectives crafted through deep critical understanding, action, conversation, collaboration, empathy, and endless curiosity.

What we do

The Global Center was founded in 1990. And though our name has undergone a few changes since then, our mission remains unchanging. We foster a supportive environment for cutting-edge approaches to global teaching, learning, and scholarship. Equally important, we bring scholars and practitioners into dialogue. We take advantage of social media and technology to produce new global knowledge for broad audiences and create public intellectuals.

Commitment to diversity, equity, and justice

The Global Center shares Indiana University's commitment to be supportive, inclusive, and welcoming. We believe global and international education and research should be accessible to all. We are dedicated to supporting our partners and stakeholders to thrive in a diverse, complex, and interconnected world. For more on how Indiana University supports diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Looking ahead

Today, the Global Center builds on its strengths, tackles new challenges, expands its reach, and remains a significant player in the scholarly, pedagogical, and practical aspects of Global Studies.

Our longstanding determination to transcend boundaries of all kinds has never been stronger.

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