It is with great pleasure that I take up my position as the inaugural director of the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, effective July 2018. The creation of an institute to foster global research and scholarship at our University, as well as promote an understanding of global and international issues in our community, has been a long-standing interest of mine since I started my academic career four decades ago. The coming to fruition of an important initiative to promote global studies through the creation of an institute to study the important issues of our time could not have come at a better occasion, with a generous gift from our esteemed international alumni Eren and Fatih Ozmen who helped us establish the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.
These are exciting times to explore and pursue global studies through world-class research, scholarship and community outreach to develop a better understanding of our world and its challenges. The Ozmen Institute for Global Studies is ready to take on these challenges to make a lasting contribution to a healthy, peaceful and secure world that promotes sustainable development, diversity, equity and social and environmental justice through research, informed citizenship and community engagement.
The Ozmen Institute for Global Studies invites faculty, students and members of our community to join me in becoming involved with all aspects of the Institute's important work. I encourage you to get in touch with me to become affiliated with our Institute to pursue important work in global studies here at Nevada and across our nation and the world.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Berch Berberoglu, Ph.D., Director
Ozmen Institute for Global Studies
Foundation Professor of Sociology
University of Nevada, Reno