About Us

The Global Studies Institute (GSI) is a unit of UO's Division of Global Engagement. GSI hosts and supports 11 of UO’s internationally-oriented research centers, programs, and initiatives. Our goal is to enhance faculty research, enrich the student experience, and promote the University of Oregon’s academic excellence at home and with partners around the world. In partnership with UO schools and colleges, GSI encourages interdisciplinary and cross-regional research, curriculum development, and community outreach.

How We Accomplish Our Mission

  • Serve as an incubator, coordinator, and promoter of the full range of international programs, projects, and initiatives on campus.
  • Pursue a vigorous fundraising and grant writing program to seed and sustain global projects with the greatest impact on faculty recruitment and retention.
  • Promote expanded student access to study, research, and internships abroad.
  • Achieve economies of scale and efficiencies by pooling resources and sharing staff among internationally-oriented, centers, programs and initiatives.

Contact Us

110 Gerlinger Hall
1246 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

Phone: 541-346-5068

Email: gsi@uoregon.edu

Meet the Staff

View all GSI staff on the Division of Global Engagement website.

Leadership of GSI Constituent Units

Jeff Hanes and Maram Epstein
Co-Directors, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
hanes@uoregon.edu; maram@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-5068

Julie Sykes
Director, Center for Applied Second Language Studies
(541) 346-5705

Peter Laufer, Steven Shankman
Co-Directors, Crossings Institute
(541) 346-1521

Yekang Ko,
Program Director, APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub

David Frank
Chair, Global Justice Program
(541) 346-4198

Jeffrey Measelle, Josh Snodgrass, Melissa Graboyes, Kristin Yarris
Co-Directors, Center for Global Health
(541) 346-1521

Stephen Wooten
Coordinator, Oregon African Studies Consortium
(541) 346-5299

Amalia Gladhart
Director, Oregon Center for Translation Studies