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Upcoming Events
Transgender Europe, Feb. 21

Tuesday, Feb. 21  11am
507 E. Green Street, Room 411

Join us for a moderated “virtual roundtable” on the issues facing transgender men and women in Western and Eastern Europe.

Todd Reeser, Professor, French & Italian; and Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies, University of Pittsburgh


Mat Fournier, Assistant Professor, Ithaca College
Tamas Jules Fütty, Trans Academic & Activist
Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius, Policy Coordinator, National LGBT* Rights Association

Sponsored by European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, along with Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, European Union Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University

Join Our Sesquicentennial Celebration Launch on Feb. 28

You are invited!

We're celebrating the transformative impact of our university
on our state and beyond over the past 150 years. 

Join us for a
Sesquicentennial Kick-Off Celebration
featuring performances by School of Music faculty and students

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
3:00 PM

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Foellinger Great Hall
500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana

Immediately following the formal program,
reception and musical performance in the Krannert Lobby.

Acceptances only - RSVP here


The Sesquicentennial Kick-Off Celebration has been designated as an “approved event." This means that, with prior approval and operations permitting, non-exempt civil service employees may attend the event without loss of pay.

WGGP Alumni Spotlight Series
Batamaka Some and Bill Gates, June 2016 

Batamaka Some
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnnus

GRID Minor, 2010
PhD in Anthropology, 2010

Current Position

Regional Representative West Africa Collaborative Crop Research Programme (CCRP) of the McKnight Foundation.  Location: Burkina Faso

See full interview here

WGGP Gender Relations in International Development Graduate Minor

WGGP offers a graduate minor in Gender Relations in International Development (GRID). The GRID interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students the analytical and empirical skills needed to address global human security and gender equity issues in research and policy analysis, as well as daily life. In this age of global economic transformation, it is especially necessary for researchers and practitioners to examine who gains and who loses from new policies, to assess the disparities in the impacts of reforms on women, men, and children, and to study the successful strategies and policies that appear.

To learn more about the GRID minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at or by phone at 333-6221.

AY 2018-19 Fulbright Scholar competition now open

We are now accepting applications to teach or research in over 125 countries through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. 

Fulbright continues to offer Flex Awards, which allow grantees to complete a grant in two or three shorter segments. Fulbright also offers opportunities for multi-country grants through enhanced global and regional awards, including theFulbright Global Scholar Award.

The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2017. Learn more by attending a webinar, staff workshop, or ambassador presentation. We look forward to assisting you throughout the application process! 

Ambassador Presentations

What is it like to be on a Fulbright? Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassadors share their personal experiences of living and working abroad:

Global Intersections Grant Proposal, Deadline Mar. 3

Global Intersections is a Center for Global Studies initiative designed to encourage multicultural, international, transnational and global perspectives in student research on issues in world affairs that concern one or more countries. This initiative invites collaborative proposals from faculty and students across multiple disciplines that promote understanding and solving global problems. Projects provide opportunities for students to engage directly in the process of developing new research directions in areas of global import. 

  • The Request for Proposals (RFP) is for projects beginning the following academic year.
  • The deadline for 2017-2018 projects is March 3, 2017.
  • If you have questions about Global Intersections, please contact Donna Tonini at

Complete details HERE



Certificate in

Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

Certificate Description

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) is offering a Certificate in Global Health. This certificate is open to all undergraduate majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Certificate in Global Health will prepare students to engage with issues and problems in global health policy, access, and delivery.

Learn more here

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