Global Studies Initiative

The world’s cultures and societies bleed into each other and remain intrinsically and incontrovertibly connected.

Whitman professors understand that in this era of rapid globalization it is even more essential that courses of study address historical and contemporary interconnections to enable Whitman students — future humanitarians, teachers, diplomats and business people — to interact effectively and meaningfully with people from all corners of the world. 

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Recent Events

The Seventh Annual Global Studies Symposium was held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium. 

As part of Genocide Awareness Month, the Global Studies Initiative and the Ashton J. and Virginia Graham O'Donnell Endowment in Global Studies brought the Mark Gavoor Ensemble to campus for a workshop and concert. The concert featured a selection of traditional Armenian and Middle Eastern music.