IUB Global and International Studies Building
Title: Global and International Studies Building (GISB)
The proposed Global and International Studies Building (GISB) will house approximately10 academic departments and 19 research centers or programs focused on the study of global cultural processes and foreign languages. These units will be drawn from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education. In addition, the GISB will become home to the dean of the School of Global and International Studies along with his staff.
The GISB will embody Herman B Wells' prescient vision that "the campus of Indiana University is not just in Bloomington, or even the state of Indiana; it encompasses the four corners of the globe." The GISB will literally bring "the world" to Bloomington by offering state-of-the-art classrooms, offices, and gathering places for the study of foreign languages and humanistic inquiries into global cultures. IU offers instruction in more foreign languages than at any other university, and its longstanding regional/area studies programs are world-renowned. At present, these international-focused academic programs are scattered throughout the Bloomington campus. For the first time, all of this global research and teaching will be housed in a single building, offering exciting possibilities for new collaborations and cross-national projects. The GISB will give these programs the modern and appropriate space.they deserve.