The Center for Global Studies (CGS) at Purdue University Calumet was launched in the fall of 2006. Purdue University Calumet (one of the five campuses of the Purdue system), is located in a culturally diverse community of a dozen interconnected towns (Northwest Indiana). The campus is approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago, Illinois, and is geographically ideal for the Center for Global Studies.

In this globalized world, past assumptions, expectations, and understandings of social relations, business practices, group psychology, and cultural exchange are seriously inadequate for explaining and organizing life. None are equipped for investigating and explaining a multi-disciplinary phenomenon.

The Center will bring together communication, history, political science, and other disciplines, and connect researchers and professionals nationally and internationally, in pursuit of fresh information about the practices, strategies, and trends in education, global culture, media, politics, and economics. The Center’s programs will contribute to the internationalization of the curriculum at Purdue University Calumet. The ultimate goal is to establish the Center as a regional and national resource with a regional, national, and international reputation for the study of globalization across disciplines.

Spring 2013 Lecture Series:

For further information, comments or suggestions please contact:

Yahya R. Kamalipour, PhD
Director, Center for Global Studies
Managing Editor, Global Media Journal
Professor, Department of Communication and Creative Arts
Purdue University Calumet
Hammond, Indiana 46323-2094
Tel: 219-989-2880/2393
Web Site:


Z. George Hong, PhD
Co-Director, Center for Global Studies
Professor of History
Department of History & Political Science
Purdue University Calumet
Hammond, Indiana 46323-2094
Tel: 219-989-5441
Web Site: Dr. Hong Webpage