The Arrighi Center for Global Studies is an interdisciplinary research center based in the social sciences, focusing on the study of urgent contemporary problems arising from processes of globalization. As the successor to Hopkins’ Institute for Global Studies in Culture Power and History (IGS)—which Arrighi directed from 1999–2002—it serves as a hub for international collaboration between Hopkins faculty, graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and counterparts from around the world, especially from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
It provides the The Global Social Change and Development major for undergraduate students. It also encourages the active participation of graduate students in all its activities including Seminars and Research Working Groups.
The center carries out its mission through various activities including:
- sponsoring research working groups;
- organizing seminar series, workshops, and mini-conferences;
- hosting post-doc fellows and visiting scholars from around the world;
- organizing an annual distinguished lecture;
- establishing partnerships with local civil society organizations working in the center’s main areas of concern;
- and promoting graduate and undergraduate training through research practices and curriculum development.