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October 10, 2022

More than $12 million in new federal grants will drive dramatic expansion of UC Berkeley programs focused on international and regional studies, with benefits for both students and scholars, campus leaders announced today.

The grants from the U.S. Department of Education will go to research centers and institutes specializing in the history, politics, economics, languages, cultures and societies of regions spanning the globe.

January 28, 2022

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GIAS director Rosemary Joyce, an anthropology professor and social archaeologist who has served in several campus leadership positions during her 28 years at UC Berkeley, has received an honorary doctorate from Leiden University in the Netherlands for her “outstanding research into the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica and Mexico,” according to an announcement from Leiden University’s doctorate board.

July 1, 2021

On July 1, 2021, the term of Prof. Jeroen Dewulf (Dept. of German) as founding director of GIAS came to an end. Dewulf will continue his work as director of the Institute of European Studies, a position he will now combine with that of Faculty Academic Director of Study Abroad. Dewulf will be succeeded as GIAS director by Prof. Rosemary Joyce (Dept. of Anthropology).

June 10, 2021

Global, International & Area Studies is pleased to announce the recipients of its AY 2020-21 grant cycle.

The Reinhard Bendix and Allan Sharlin Fellowships

  • Angela Castillo, Anthropology
  • Sourav Ghosh, History
  • Otto Kienitz, Political Science
  • Kinda Kinstler, Rhetoric
  • Mary Shi, Sociology

The John L. Simpson Pre-dissertation Research Fellowships in International & Area Studies

May 17, 2021

Announcement of new Director, UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies
May 17, 2021

It is with great pleasure that we announce Professor Natalia Brizuela as the new director of the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). Director Brizuela’s appointment will begin on July 1, 2021.

May 12, 2021

Announcement of new Directors, UC Berkeley Institute of International Studies
May 12, 2021

It is with great pleasure that we announce Professor Susan Hyde and Associate Professor Daniel Sargent as the new directors of the UC Berkeley Institute of International Studies (IIS). Directors Hyde and Sargent’s appointment will begin on July 1, 2021.

Announcement of new Director, UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies
May 12, 2021

It is with great pleasure that we announce Professor Asad Q. Ahmed as the new director of the UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES). Director Ahmed’s appointment will begin on July 1, 2021.

September 23, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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