Taravat Talepasand, the Richard Diebenorn Teaching Fellow for Fall 2010, speaks at SFAI as part of the
 Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture series.

global institute

The Global Institute at SFAI prepares students to engage critically and creatively with an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Through courses and intensives, distinguished visiting fellows, exhibitions, special projects, and international travel opportunities through International Partner Exchange, AICAD Mobility, and Faculty-Led Programs, students are exposed to a wide range of research practices, investigative methodologies, and examples of creative problem solving. Challenged to imagine and implement innovative and unconventional responses to issues that extend well beyond the classroom, students are immersed in the conceptual and comparative approaches needed to help them define their unique place as artists and citizens in the contemporary geopolitical landscape. The Global Institute is both a convening place for discussions about art’s role in a globalized culture and a portal connecting SFAI students to the world around them.