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The Center for African Studies coordinates an interdisciplinary program in African Studies for undergraduate and graduate students.  The program seeks to enrich understanding of the interactions among the social, economic, cultural, historical, linguistic, genetic, geopolitical, ecological, and biomedical factors that shape and have shaped African societies.

Effective 2015-16, a specialization in the SGS Minor degree will be offered.

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) is one of the most active interdisciplinary programs on the Stanford campus. A designated Department of Education Comprehensive East Asia National Resource Center, CEAS works with all schools, departments, research centers, and student groups to facilitate and enhance all aspects of East Asia-related research, teaching, outreach and exchange across the Stanford campus. Our vibrant M.A. degree program, active schedule of public lectures and colloquia, competitive student grants, and K-16 outreach programs provide Stanford and the greater peninsula community with a wealth of resources for research on and learning about East Asia.

The Europe Center at Stanford University provides an interdisciplinary platform for scholars who teach and conduct research on the histories, cultures, institutions, and people of Europe to collaborate with one another and to collectively advance our understanding of the region. Additionally, the Center provides a forum where experts and scholars productively engage with, and shape, contemporary public policy debates regarding Europe and its evolving position on the international stage.

Effective 2015-16, a specialization in the SGS Minor degree will be offered.

The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, founded in partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aims to bridge the disciplines of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering, Business and Law, addressing historical and contemporary issues of significance for France and the United States from a broad range of perspectives.

The WSD HANDA Center is dedicated to promoting the rule of law, accountability, and human rights around the world, in post-conflict settings, developing countries, and in societies grappling with difficult legacies from a historical period of violent conflict.

The Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS) is a multidisciplinary Masters program dedicated to the study and analysis of the international system.  Its goal is to provide students with in-depth exposure to a range of issues that they will face in the 21st century, and to develop a foundation of skills and knowledge to address those issues.

International Relations is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major focusing on the changing political, economic and cultural relations within the international system in the modern era. The program explores how global, regional, and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage. Students are equipped with both the foundational skills and specific knowledge necessary to analyze the choices and challenges that arise in this arena.

The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies fosters the interdisciplinary study of Iran as a civilization. Each academic year, the Program offers undergraduate courses related to Iran in such disciplines as language, literature, economics, and political science. It provides a wealth of events for scholars, students and the general public, which include conferences, symposia, forums, lectures and performances.

Effective 2015-16, a specialization in the SGS Minor degree will be offered.

The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies is the central forum for interdisciplinary research and teaching in Islamic Studies at Stanford University. It facilitates and promotes the study of Islamic cultures and societies, including the history of Islam from its beginnings to the twenty-first century, systematic study of Islamic social contexts, the religion of Islam in all its internal complexity, and the diversity of human experience as seen in literature and the arts originating in societies affected by Islamic civilizations.

Effective 2015-16, a specialization in the SGS Minor degree will be offered.

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies offers an interdisciplinary program for the study and understanding of Jewish cultures, literatures, languages, religion, politics, history, education, and science. In addition, the program sponsors five endowed lectures which bring distinguished scholars to campus, as well as many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a wide range of symposia, colloquia, and other special events.

Drawing on a distinguished faculty with multidisciplinary experience and a long history of research expertise in Latin America, the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University (CLAS) offers academic programs for students, coordinates a range of academic conferences and lectures that span varied geographic regions and diverse academic disciplines, and fosters interdisciplinary research for students and faculty by providing fellowships and funding opportunities. Since its founding more than 40 years ago, the Center has regularly hosted eminent scholars, noted public figures, and internationally-prominent policy makers.

Effective 2015-16, a subplan in the SGS Minor degree will be offered.

The Mediterranean Studies at Stanford University provides a forum to explore the interplay between Mediterranean societies, cultures, and communities from the Middle Ages to the present. Affiliated faculty teach and conduct research on all aspects of co-existence and conflict that have marked these encounters in the empires, port cities, nation-states, and transregional/transnational contexts of the Levant, Anatolia, the Balkans, Southern Europe, and North Africa. They also investigate the multiple relations of the Mediterranean with other regions and areas of the world. Their work engages with pressing social, economic, religious and cultural issues.

The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies is Stanford University's hub for the interdisciplinary study of a vast region stretching from the Berlin Wall to the Bering Strait.  CREEES objectives include training an annual cohort of master’s students in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies; supporting undergraduate and graduate students throughout campus, especially in regards to funding for research and langauge study; hosting renowned area specialists for guest teaching, lectures, and conferences; developing endowed lecture series, conferences, and public events; promoting language study; expanding the area studies curriculum; supporting community outreach activities.

The Center for South Asia facilitates teaching and learning about the South Asian subcontinent, which encompasses the nations of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. Specialists in Anthropology, Drama, Economics, Education, History, Literature, Music, Political Science, and Religious Studies among others comprise the faculty of CSA. The Center works with departments and other university units, as well as with student and community groups, toward the goals of increasing faculty strength, supporting research, expanding course offerings, building the library collection, and presenting programs and events.

Effective 2015-16, a specilization in the SGS Minor degree will be offered.

The Stanford Global Studies Division (SGS) provides an arena for students and scholars to explore our increasingly complex world from multiple economic, political, social, technological and cultural perspectives.