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Global Studies Institute

Congratulations to Global Fellow Steven Kerns as his team from the Engineers for a Sustainable World and Department of History!

The water collection tower has received a Certificate of Recognition from U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal for raising local awareness of Global Water Poverty and won a 2016 CSULB Green Generation Sustainability Award!

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The Global Studies Institute is founded on the premise that students graduating from all of CSULB’s diverse programs will have been sensitized and exposed to global issues.  Its mission is to incentivize, infuse, and serve as a conduit for international curricular and co-curricular innovations throughout campus.  

Today’s employers are looking not only for students with strong analytical reasoning, critical thinking, writing and communication skills, but those with a firm knowledge of current global issues as well as their implications for the future. Such preferred qualifications apply to students of all majors offered by the university. 

The Global Studies Institute (GSI) was established in September 2012 in service to the university community. Inaugural funding for the Institute came from the Haglund Global Studies Endowment gifted in August 2011.  The Endowment supports the core areas of curricular and academic programs, as well as faculty and staff development. 


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