• 2017 Joint Area Center Symposium: Governing Globalization: Challenges for Democracy and Global Society

    As the world has grown increasingly interdependent, populations have been forced into a closer web of relationships that require cooperation on a scale unprecedented in the history of humanity. Structures of governance around the globe are being called into question and the paradoxical relationship between increasing interdependence and the need for cooperation on one hand, and the rising sentiments of isolationism and xenophobia on the other, are being studied, analyzed and debated. This symposium is focused on bringing together leading scholars to explore the pressing topic of Governing Globalization and enrich students interested in scholarship and careers in fields related to international cooperation and global governance.

    For more information and to register, please visit the symposium website.


  • 11th Annual Turkish Studies Symposium: Turkey in the Aftermath of the Failed Coup Attempt

    The 11th Annual Turkish Studies Symposium will be held on April 4, 2017 from 1-4:30 at Levis Faculty Center.

  • Talk: A Chapter in the History of Reading in the Arctic: The Books of Crocker Land by Adam Doskey

    On March 15 at 4 PM, the Spurlock Museum will be hosting a talk concerning the books brought on the 1913-1917 Crocker Land Expedition.  Learn more about the event at the Spurlock Museum event page

  • Joint Degree Information Session

    Join us Monday to learn more about our joint-degree program!

  • 2017 Boren Awards: Language Study and Research in Europe

    The application for the 2017 Boren Awards is now open at!

    Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Boren Awards promote longer-term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas, and are available to applicants in most fields of study.

    Boren Awards will give preference to applicants planning to study in Eastern European and Eurasian countries, including Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. Preference is also give to students who are willing to study abroad for longer periods of time and are highly motivated by the potential to work in the federal government once completing the program.

    The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language-focused study abroad.

    The Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for graduate students to fund language study, graduate-level research, and academic internships abroad.

    Webinars on aspects of the Boren Awards, including special regional initiatives and components of the application are scheduled throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. Sign up today at Additional information on preferred countries, languages, and fields of study can be found at

    Applicants are encouraged to contact their Boren Awards campus representatives, listed in a directory on the website, for institution-specific guidance. They may also contact Boren Awards staff directly at 1‑800‑618‑NSEP or