Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies

Our Objectives

The objectives of our institute are to foster:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Responsible Global Citizenship

About Us

Welcome to the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova University! The Institute is comprised of two major academic units--the major in Global Interdisciplinary Studies, and the minors in Critical Language and Cultural Studies, which include Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian studies. in addition to these are other affiliated interdisciplinary programs which include Africana Studies, Irish Studies, and Sustainability Studies. Please feel free to browse our web site to learn  more about our programs.

Please see each specific program for details.

UPCOMING EVENTS

)                   "Maiz y el Pais: Political Violence in Mexico and Corn's Lessons for Justice"

"Maiz y el Pais: Political Violence in Mexico and Corn's Lessons for Justice" presented by  Luz Rivera, Mexico Solidarity Network.


IGIS will co-sponsor the Mexico Solidarity Network Event on Monday, Feb. 16, 4:00 pm in the St. Augusine Center room 300.
Rivera will speak on state-sponsored political violence in Mexico and how corn is an inspiration for the struggle for autonomy and dignity. The talk will have important lessons for anyone interested in human rights and women's, peasant, and labor movements.

Sponsored by CPJE, Philosophy Dept., and the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies

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Chinese New Year Celebration

The Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies' Chinese Language and Cultural Program invites you to join in our Chinese New Year Celebration on Feb. 24th from 6-8pm in the East Lounge at Dougherty Hall.

 

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Applications are still being accepted for the 3 week, three credit summer course, Russian Culture in Context taught for one week at Villanova and for two weeks in Russia.  ...Read more..


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