The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (formerly Office of International Programs) is the central coordinating international office for the University of Minnesota system.
The mission of the GPS Alliance, overseen by the U of M system senior vice president for academic ddministration, is to be the driving force for the University in globalizing teaching, learning, research, and engagement. The office sponsors many programs and strategies that promote and support international activities by students, faculty, and staff across the University system.
Karen Brown and Eric Sheppard, Co-Directors
The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural community of faculty and graduate students committed to studying global change, especially as seen in the developing world; addressing issues of peace, conflict, security, social and environmental change, justice, human rights, development, and international cooperation.