Professor Rachel Schurman investigates the power dynamics of transnational agricultural policy networks, the formation and activities of these networks, and how they’re seeking to transform African societies and economies.
Having served as director of the Human Rights Program since 2001, Barbara Frey is heavily involved in engaging students and researchers with real-world human rights issues happening in the United States and countries around the world.
During her time in CLA, international relations alumna Mary Hamel was fascinated by her experiences in intercultural communications. She says, "For me these experiences were life changing, and many years later continue to inform how I view the world."
Art professor Thomas Rose has created Mapping Transitions through the Vehicle of Art, a unique research program that is a collaboration between artists in China and various institutions in Minnesota. The project uses art exhibitions to initiate deeper conversations on culture and society.
The Institute for Global Studies in collaboration with several programs and centers at the University of Minnesota invites scholars to submit abstracts for an April 2017 conference on Remapping European Media Cultures during the Cold War Networks, Encounters, Exchanges.