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 -- 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.


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