The Global Seminars were launched in the summer of 2007 to offer Princeton students a unique opportunity to pursue scholarly questions within the societies that gave rise to them. That year 14 students and 1 faculty director travelled to Hanoi to explore the origins, implications, and consequences of Vietnam war. Since then, the endeavor has expanded to several seminars a year. Currently 60 to 75 students and 6 to 10 faculty travel abroad each summer to explore a wide variety of topics in cities and countries whose leading scholars and experts, museums, libraries, memorials, and other sites complement these seminars in significant ways. Past seminars have been held in Shanghai, Seoul, Goa, Krakow, St. Petersburg, and Rio de Janeiro, among others. Click on the links to the left for details.