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School of Global Studies 20th Anniversary
Oklahoma State University's more than 70 years of extensive global engagement began in 1949 when President Truman appointed then-OSU President Henry G. Bennett as the first director of the Point Four Program, which focused on taking the United States' technological and scientific knowledge abroad to developing countries. Since then, OSU has provided technical assistance to many through partnerships with the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the World Bank.
In April 2019, the School of Global Studies and Partnerships will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the School of Global Studies, the academic program within SGSP. Since its inception, there have been more than 500 School of Global Studies graduates who represent OSU in 56 different countries across 6 continents. These graduates are continuing to build on the legacy of President Bennett by using their education to solve the global problems of hunger, poverty, sustainability, and humanitarian crises.
Both of these milestones present the opportunity to celebrate OSU's long legacy of global engagement as well as enhance the University's ongoing global presence through further international collaboration, research, service and study abroad. We plan to commemorate both anniversaries with several events throughout 2019.
This year is a special time for both OSU and SGSP, and we are grateful you are interested in celebrating with us!