Institute of Global Cultural Studies

The Institute of Global Cultural Studies (IGCS) was founded by Professor Ali A. Mazrui in 1991 at Binghamton University, State University of New York. The Institute's primary purpose is to develop new multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of culture and cultural influences across societies in the contemporary world. IGCS promotes the study of these cultural forces through research, publications, teaching, academic conferences, and mass media educational programs. It is particularly interested in the role of culture in the context of global forces.

Current research foci of IGCS include:

  • Development and democratization
  • Religion and its political and social implications
  • Race, ethnicity, and nationalism
  • Language as a political force
  • Comparative gender studies
  • North-South relations
  • Comparative philosophy and comparative social thought

Last Updated: 8/5/16