WELCOME TO THE GSCI
The Globalization and Social Change Initiative (GSCI) was created in Fall 2006 to bring together research and teaching across Lehigh's four colleges on the economic, social, cultural and political impacts of globalization.
In research, the GSCI sponsors seminars, workshops, and symposia. Our faculty work in countries around the globe.
In teaching, the GSCI offers the interdisciplinary undergraduate Global Studies Major. It is a relatively new major, only available at schools with numerous, strong, globally-oriented departments. Because many important issues now facing the world can’t be addressed by just one department or discipline, the Global Studies major is different from traditional majors. It is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program. That means, students take global classes from professors in more than a half dozen departments -- from International Relations to Anthropology to History -- so they can better understand and manage the impact of globalization. A Global Studies major can contribute to almost any organization or business.
We include an expanding group of participating faculty who are internationally-known scholars on numerous global issues. These faculty are also dedicated teachers. Global Studies students receive a broad understanding of world processes and issues as well as develop global competency that can help them shape that world.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
Dr. Jack Lule
Director, Global Studies
Message from the Director of Global Studies