Established in 2006, the Center for Global Studies (CGS) at Purdue University Northwest is a research and educational center designed to promote multidisciplinary research on globalization and area studies. Focusing on the humanities and social sciences, the CGS is also committed to studying practice-oriented fields, such as international relations, global environment, and global health.
The CGS coordinates global studies at PNW by facilitating faculty and students’ collaboration on research and educational activities and aids in the development of courses and programs in global studies.
The Center was founded by Advisory Board members Dr. Kathleen Tobin and Dr. Alan Spector, CGS Director Dr. Lee Artz, and Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour who is currently the Chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the North Carolina A&T State University.
To conduct quality research and analysis of globalization and its effect on political, cultural, and socio-economic conditions globally and in Northwest Indiana, the Chicago area, and the greater Midwest.
To propose public policy changes that advance the potential for human creativity, public access to and benefit from technological improvements within equitable and ecologically sustainable directions, including expanding citizen participation in decision-making.
To contribute research, education, public communication, publication, and collaboration in the exploration of the problems and contradictions, domestic and global, resulting from the emerging transnational world.