A new kind of school committed to ideas, art and justice for the oppressed.
It is our quest to create an impactful, transformative institution of higher education unlike anything the world has yet seen. In doing this we want to create a community of scholars, farmers, workers, and students who can add to this conversation–a conversation that is itself an act in the belief of the humanities, philosophy, literature, art, science, architecture, and poetry. We need each other to do this believing that banks and corporate interests should not continue to dictate the terms on which “education” is determined. We want to create an education that is inclusive, democratic, and committed to justice for the oppressed.
The Global Center for Advanced Studies is an independent movement for the transformation of higher learning seeking to provide its own accredited, graduate level degrees and public outreach programs that address foundational, historical and theoretical issues of contemporary global concern. At present, while initially seeking authorization from the appropriate state agencies and ultimately moving toward accreditation, GCAS is partnering through existing, already-accredited institutions to procure advanced degrees as well as academic/professional development seminars.
The Center seeks to offer programs leading to both masters and doctoral degrees, in which students will undertake interdisciplinary courses of study with top internationally recognized scholars from all over the world, and within a global network of partnering institutions. The opportunities for intellectual development afforded by both the Center and its partners leads to multiple possibilities for global leadership and professional advancement in such fields as higher education, international educational development, public policy, and the arts and media.
The Center maintains general forums, publications, and other venues that engage academics, professionals, community leaders, and policy makers in fostering effective dialogue for mutual pursuit of the common good.