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More than students. More than scholars. At SGS, we are global citizens.


The Stanford Global Studies Division provides an arena for students and scholars to explore our increasingly complex world from multiple economic, political, social, technological and cultural perspectives. Our goal is to provide students and scholars with unique opportunities to explore the complexities of our globalized world from an interdisciplinary perspective.

We encourage traditional and innovative collaboration among our academic programs and centers and provide administrative and other support. SGS's programs are essential to the vibrancy of international research and study at Stanford University.


Recent News

Jan 12 2017 | The New York Times
In a New York Times op-ed, affiliated faculty member Siegfried S. Hecker writes that President-elect Donald Trump faces an even graver nuclear threat from North Korea than his two predecessors. In order to avoid a nuclear crisis, he writes that President-elect Trump should send a presidential...
Jan 9 2017
On Sunday, January 8, former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani passed away at the age of 82. In an interview with Reuters, Professor Abbas Milani, director of the Iranian Studies program at Stanford, said Rafsanjani's death could not have come at a worse time, as U.S. President-elect...