The Center hosts seminars, workshops and conferences that cover a variety of topics of international significance.
International Relations Workshop Series
The CIS International Relations Workshop series was launched this past fall and we are please to continue it this semester. Click HERE for spring 2015 seminar schedule. Please note: this is a closed workshop series, open only to USC faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and POIR graduate students.RSVP is required to Xinru Ma at firstname.lastname@example.org -- papers will be disseminated to all RSVPs one week before seminar.
The IR Workshop Series will be a centerpiece of CIS efforts to promote faculty research and graduate training and foster an intellectual community where participation is the norm. The IR Workshop Series is innovative in a number of ways: the papers must be working papers, and everyone attending is expected to have read the article before the session. There will be no presentations – instead, the session will begin with the discussant. While most of the papers are expected to come from SIR and POIR, 2-3 slots each year will be reserved for an external scholar. A call for papers will go out at the end of each semester.
Workshops & Conferences
- CONSTRUCTIVISM AND ITS' CRITICS | January 9-10, 2015 | Organizers: Mariano Bertucci (Tulane), Jarrod Hayes (Georgia Tech), Patrick James (USC) |
- TRANSPACIFIC RE-ORIENTATIONS | January 23-24, 2015 | Organizers: Janet Hoskins and Viet Nguyen (USC) |
- RETHINKING NATIONS and NATIONALISM in the MIDDLE EAST and NORTH AFRICA | February 6, 2015 | Organizer: Laurie Brand (USC) |
- RESEARCH METHODS WORKSHOP with CHRIS FARISS (Penn State) | March 11, 2015 | Organizers: Mariano Bertucci (Tulane), Jarrod Hayes (Georgia Tech), Patrick James (USC) |
- 2ND ANNUAL CIS JUNIOR SCHOLARS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM | April 24, 2015 | Organizers: Patrick James (USC), Nukhet Sandal (Ohio) |
- "Is NSA Too Powerful to Control?" -- James Bamford (journalist) | February 4, 2015 | 2:00-3:30pm | Location: TCC 350 | Co-sponsored by USC School of International Relations |
- "The Current Political Economy of the 'Quebec Question'" -- Louis Belanger (Universite Laval) | February 25, 2015 | 2:00-3:00pm | Location: SOS B40 | Co-sponsored by USC Francophone Resource Center |
- "Western Diplomats and the Egyptian Revolt (2011)" -- Jeremie Cornut (USC Visiting Scholar) | March 5, 2015 | 12:30-2:00pm | Location: SOS B40 |
- "The Proper Role of Science in the Formulation of Policy" -- Solomon Golomb (USC) | March 11, 2015 |3:30-5:00pm | Location: SOS B40 |
- "Diplomatic Action Beyond the State" -- John Robert Kelley (American University) | March 12, 2015 | 12:00-1:30pm | Location: SOS B40 | Co-sponsored by: USC Center on Public Diplomacy |
- "How to Keep Millenials Excited About Politics: Lessons from Scotland" -- Fiona Hyslop (Government of Scotland) | April 10, 2015 | 12:30-1:30pm | Location: SOS B40 | Co-sponsored by: USC School of International Relations |
- Roundtable Discussion on Iran Nuclear Talks: Scott Sagan (Stanford), Matt Gratias, Najmedin Meshkati, Jacques Hymans (USC) | April 28, 2015 | 2:00-3:00pm | Location: SOS B40 |