Global/Local Initiative

Welcome to the UMB Center for Global Education Initiatives’ Global/Local Initiative

What is global/local? Global/local programs seek to break down the traditionally siloed fields of global health and community public health and all of the university institutions, scholarship, funding, and jobs that flow from these separate pathways. CGEI faculty and staff are leading the efforts to document global/local methods, develop best practices, and operationalize an integrated global/local program for its students and faculty.

Global/Local Initiative Activities

Global/Local Initiative Grants

Convening meetings of national global/local leaders


Bi-Directional Learning

For more information about the Global/Local Initiative, contact CGEI Co-Director Virginia Rowthorn at