Global Studies

Global Studies:
Exploring the world from multiple perspectives

The Global Studies program provides undergraduate students with a social science-based curriculum that prepares them to lead, learn, and serve in a diverse and rapidly changing world. Our multidisciplinary approach enables students to analyze global issues from multiple perspectives: economic, sociological, historical, and political.

  • Global Studies uses a multidisciplinary approach that enables students to analyze issues from multiple perspectives, including economic, sociological, historical, and political.

    Global Studies uses a multidisciplinary approach that enables students to analyze issues from multiple perspectives, including economic, sociological, historical, and political.

  • The campaign will enable Loyola to provide additional support for research, course development, and conferences for faculty participating in the Global Studies program.

    The campaign will enable Loyola to provide additional support for research, course development, and conferences for faculty participating in the Global Studies program.

  • With support from <em>Bright Minds, Bold Hearts</em>, Loyola will continue to bolster the excellence of our Global Studies major and increase its prominence within the University.

    With support from Bright Minds, Bold Hearts, Loyola will continue to bolster the excellence of our Global Studies major and increase its prominence within the University.

  • The Hanway Lecture in Global Studies brings high-caliber leaders to campus; former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair visited in 2012.

    The Hanway Lecture in Global Studies brings high-caliber leaders to campus; former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair visited in 2012.

A world of opportunity

Since its launch in 2006, Global Studies has been an interdisciplinary major under the purview of the departments of economics, history, political science, and sociology. The Hanway Lecture in Global Studies brings high-caliber, thought-provoking leaders to campus, such as former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair and General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), who both visited in 2013.

With support from the Bright Minds, Bold Hearts campaign, Loyola is able to continue developing the Global Studies major and increase its size and prominence within the University. Specific targets of philanthropic support include an endowed faculty chair, an ongoing speaker series, and new initiatives in interdisciplinary faculty research and the development of courses that cross traditional academic boundaries.

Endowment Goals

  • Endowed chair awarded to a distinguished scholar who will oversee, develop, and expand the Global Studies program
  • A speaker series designed to bring to campus a variety of prominent scholars, political leaders, policy experts, and human rights activists to speak on topics of global consequence

Current-Use Goals

  • Faculty support making it possible for distinguished faculty to take a semester sabbatical to conduct research that will inform the development of new global studies courses
  • Programmatic support to help provide additional support for research, course development, and conferences for faculty

To learn more about giving opportunities for Global Studies or to make a gift, contact Megan Gillick, vice president for advancement, at 410-617-2290 or mgillick@loyola.edu.

An international perspective

“It’s becoming increasingly important for students to understand that our world is getting smaller,” said Ed Hanway, '74. “And the interdisciplinary approach to this program, combining business and arts and sciences, is particularly distinctive.”

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Ed and Ellen Hanway