The Center for International Studies (CIS) was originally established as a research unit by the USC School of International Relations in 1986 to promote advanced research and critical debate of theoretical and policy issues in world affairs. The Center supports the research of faculty and students; hosted scholars from the United States and abroad; organizes public seminars, workshops and conferences; promotes collaborative research projects; and contributes to public understanding of international affairs.
Introducing CIS Postdoctoral Fellow Benjamin Pasquale!
08.26.14 Benjamin Pasquale is the incoming CIS Hayward R. Alker Postdoctoral Fellow for 2014-15. He is finishing his PhD in Politics at New York University. His dissertation analyzes how large Indian government programs shape Maoist-related violence in Jharkhand, India.