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Global Studies

The Global Studies Program provides Purdue undergraduates with a flexible yet rigorous interdisciplinary education in key issues confronting today's globalized world. Global Studies students at Purdue are ready for the world. Our students are not simply given the tools to understand the processes of globalization and their consequences, they are also encouraged and empowered to intervene in those processes and shape their world.

As a core team of faculty from various disciplinary backgrounds in the College of Liberal Arts, we are proud to say that we are in the business of training the next generation of global leaders in education, business, government, and social justice work.

We are both fortunate and proud that our (very) young program now has one of the highest enrollment of majors in the College of Liberal Arts. But is it a number games for us? No! Our students are some of the most creative, energetic, and above all, resourceful that you will meet. If they are not figuring out how to develop sustainable agriculture in Colombia, they are working with refugee families in Germany. It is sometimes hard, even for us, to keep up with everything they are doing. This is why we encourage them to blog so we can know exactly What They Did Last Summer!

Upcoming Events

Full Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Global Studies Global Feminism(s) series:
Speaker Liza Featherstone.  Her recent book False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton (2016)  from Verson has been widely acclaimed as an important marker in the conversation of feminism in the United States.

Global Studies Students Club

Global Studies students now have a club! Do you want to work on community issues? Do you want to talk to high school students about things like climate change or migration? Then this is a club for you! Please contact club President Maggie Tienhaara for more information at