California State University has over 55,000 faculty and staff, and 485,000 students, spread across the 23 campuses and representing nearly all geographic areas of the state. It is the largest university system in the country driving the 5th largest economy in the world.

As a whole, csuglobal seeks to harness this wealth of knowledge to the benefit of Global California by creating an academic journal suited to the 21st century. Thus, this journal is a digital platform to provide free, interactive content as a channel to showcase the university system’s greatest strength – its people – to the world.

Our aim is to analyze and promote debate on all aspects of global learning, global competencies development, and globalization through publishing original articles and multi-media presentations authored by California State University faculty, students, and staff. While the CSU mission is primarily to educate, mentor and serve its students, as a publicly funded institution, our audience and our impact affects the entire state of California.

csuglobaljournal is rooted in the fields of global or international studies, but in the interdisciplinary spirit of this endeavor, the four themes are intentionally broad. Our hope is that our authors and contributors will ask questions ‘outside their comfort zone’ and submit material to themes ‘against’ their disciplinary home. This journal strives to be a space for open and honest discussion about what we need to do to address the serious issues facing our communities, our state, and our world.

Current Issue: Volume 1, Number 1 (2023)

Theme 1: Society, Culture and Identity

Theme 2: Institutions, Structures and Power

Theme 3: Networks of Economy and Trade

Theme 4:Scientific Essentials and Sustainable Environments