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Meet the International Studies Faculty (Short Video)

International Studies students are curious global citizens who want to make their mark on the world.  The major program provides them with the tools and guidance to focus their interests and accomplish their goals. We prepare CSULB graduates for good jobs in fields like non-profit work, international development, international affairs, international trade and business, education, and law.

International Studies helps students develop strong analytical abilities while teaching them how to integrate a wide variety of disciplinary methods, language competencies, and cross-cultural understandings into the study of global issues. Advisors work closely with students to help guide them in a way that is sensitive to their personal constraints (economic, family, visa, AB540), while also pushing students to their maximum potential. As a result, IST graduates have success in graduate school admissions and enter the workforce with skill sets that employers value.

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Statement by International Studies Faculty on Recent Events

The U.S. elections of 2016 were like none other in our lifetimes.  For many they have created significant anxiety and a feeling of uncertainty.  Muslim, Jewish, Latino, LGBTQ+ and other students have already been targets of violence on other campuses. Members of our campus community at CSULB have experienced heightened vitriol and exclusion.  This is unacceptable.  We the International Studies Faculty will not compromise, mediate, or seek to normalize any language, action, or policy that leads to such bigotry.  We join with CSULB president Jane Conoley, CSU Chancellor Timothy White, the California legislature, and the California Faculty Association in vehemently protecting all students and promoting the diversity, pluralism, and inclusiveness of our campus. To this end, International Studies is committed to providing a Safe Space for students in need.  Faculty are here to talk and the program will provide space for students looking for a private space to talk freely amongst themselves about these issues.  At the same time we remind students of some of the diverse campus and national resources at your disposal.

Las elecciones estadounidenses de 2016 fueron como ninguna otra en nuestras vidas. Han generado una ansiedad significativa y un sentimiento de incertidumbre para muchas personas. Los musulmanes, judíos, latinos, LGBTQ + y otros estudiantes ya han sido blancos de violencia en otros campuses. Los miembros de nuestra comunidad en CSULB han experimentado vitriolo y exclusión. Esto es inaceptable. Nosotros, la Facultad de Estudios Internacionales, no haremos concesiones a, mediar o normalizar cualquier lenguaje, acción o política que conduzca a la intolerancia. Nos unimos con la presidenta de CSULB, Jane Conoley, al canciller de CSU, Timothy White, la legislatura de California y a la Asociación de profesores de california para proteger vehementemente a todos los estudiantes y promover la diversidad, el pluralismo y la inclusión de nuestro campus. Con este fin, el Programa de Estudios Internacionales está comprometido a proporcionar un Espacio Seguro para los estudiantes. Los profesores están aquí para hablar y el programa proporcionará espacio para los estudiantes que buscan un lugar privado para hablar libremente entre ellos sobre estos temas. Al mismo tiempo, recordamos a los estudiantes algunos de los diversos recursos del campus y nacionales a su disposición.

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