Who We Are

The Center for Global Studies serves as a nexus to help faculty, staff and students access and reflect on existing global learning opportunities at Whitman College. The Center for Global Studies is a hub for creating innovative new communities and global learning opportunities for our campus.

What We Do

The Center for Global Studies assists faculty with the development of innovative curricula, oversees the implementation of Whitman’s concentration in global studies, connects students with global experiences in partnership with Off-Campus Studies and oversees the O’Donnell Visiting Educator program.

Learn more about how we are bringing Whitman to the world below.

Our History

Whitman College has excelled as a center for global relationships for more than a decade. The original Global Studies Initiative launched in 2008 with support from a Mellon Faculty Development Grant. Over the past 10 years, the initiative supported faculty development through an annual symposium, summer workshops and seminars.

The initiative focused on faculty development as a mechanism for generating new team-taught courses that model the multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary approach central to global studies, for infusing global perspective into existing courses and for developing unique O'Donnell lectureships/workshops. The initiative brings professionals and scholars in the global arena to Whitman College to enrich both student and faculty experiences.

The Center for Global Studies centralizes that work and expands it to our entire campus community.

Stories about Global Learning

  • Video: Dio de los Muertos Festival

    November 2, 2018 • Whitman College students, faculty and community members participated in the 2018 Dio de los Muertos Festival in downtown Walla Walla.

  • Award-Winning Journalist Discusses Climate Change and Border Issues Oct. 18

    October 15, 2018 • Award-winning independent journalist and author Todd Miller visits Whitman as part of the 2018-2019 Henry M. Jackson lecture in international relations, and discusses his book Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security.

  • Andjelkovic Lecture Series Welcomes Indrani Sigamany

    October 9, 2018 • Indrani Sigamany '80 will discuss “Social Justice in a Globalized World: Building a Rights-Based Career” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in the Hunter Conservatory’s Kimball Theatre as part of the 2018 Sava and Danica Andjelkovic Endowed Lecture.

  • Whitman’s Short-Term Courses Make Study Abroad Accessible

    September 10, 2018 • During Crossroads Courses, Whitman College students learn from faculty experts and international partners. The short-term summer courses make study abroad can put study abroad experiences in reach for more students.

  • Whitman Launches New Center for Global Studies

    July 30, 2018 • This year, Whitman students have the opportunity to benefit from a new Center for Global Studies. The Center for Global studies will serve as a focal point for students and faculty to help them access and reflect on the global learning opportunities already available on campus.

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