CSET Professional Learning

Global Identities | 2021 - 2022

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$199* per individual course (or $500* if purchased as part of the Global Identities 3-course series - see link below to register)

*Subsidized fee as a result of U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant funding.

2 CEU credits available per course. 

To attend all 3 courses, please use the "add to cart" button at this link to register.

In a joint decision between Stanford Global Studies and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching, all institutes during the 2021-2022 academic year will be offered virtually. This shift, which ensures the safety of our scholars, staff, and participants, also affords participants two exciting opportunities: to engage with nationally and internationally renowned scholars and to participate in high quality distance learning with all program design decisions intended to model what also can be done with students. 

Please note that with our move to the virtual space we have changed our typical institute structure from three full days of synchronous learning to three half days, moving the extra learning to asynchronous assignments. In this way we will still be able to provide a rich arc of learning as well as two continuing education units while minimizing Zoom fatigue. We have built all assignments with specific intention knowing that they will serve as meaningful onramps to and between the real-time learning sessions.

Read about some of our courses in the Global Issues, Local Impact series from 2021-2022:

Race and Rights in a Globalized World

October 28-30, 2021

Recent global events, including the disparities laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic and America’s racial reckoning in the wake of ongoing acts of systemic racism and violence against communities of color, have foregrounded the urgent need for deeper understanding and discussions of race as a form of identity in a globalized world. How is racial identity expressed, contested, and transformed across (trans)national contexts? What is the relationship between race and ethnicity, citizenship, and rights? Why do racism, colorism, and other forms of discriminatory oppression persist? What do racial justice and anti-racism look like around the world? This workshop will explore the historical and contemporary underpinnings and lived realities of race as a form of identity with related implications for social equity, inclusion, and justice.

Beyond the Norms: Gender & Activism in Historical and Contemporary Contexts

February 3-5, 2022

What is the relationship between gender and power? How and why are cultural concepts of gender identities refashioned over time? What does it mean to think in terms of feminisms and masculinities? How do gender identities factor into forms of resistance and activism? This workshop adopts a global lens to explore the dynamic and evolving role of gender identities in shaping social norms, political power, and movements for human rights. It will also consider how gender is embodied and expressed through language, environmental politics, and forms of resistance.

Religion, Politics, and Global Challenges

April 7-9, 2022

How is religious identity linked to political identity? Why does religious violence erupt and how is religious conflict resolved? How do global challenges impact the relationship between church and state? This workshop will explore the complex interplay between religious identity and politics by looking at topics such as religious conflicts and war, religious activism, forms of moral authority, secularism, and religious pluralism. A closer examination of religion and politics will provide insights on past and current forms of violence and conflict resolution around the world with important lessons for understanding how religious identity shapes and is shaped by global challenges.


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