The Center hosts seminars, workshops and conferences that cover a variety of topics of international significance.

International Relations Workshop Series

We are pleased to announce the launch of the CIS International Relations Workshop series! Click HERE for fall 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.

Workshops & Conferences

CHINA AND THE WORLD | September 25, 2014 |Click HERE for more info|


Public Events 

Terry McCarthy: "Everything You Think You Know About the Middle East is Wrong" | December 4, 2014 | 12:30-1:30pm | Location: VKC 150 | Co-sponsored by USC IRUA |
Dani Ben David: "The Start Up Nation's Threat from Within"| November 12, 2014 | 12:00-1:45pm | Location: WPH B27 | Chair: Joshua Aizenman, USC | Sponsored by: USC Dockson Chair in Economics and International Relations
Gulf of Tonkin 50th Anniversary Panel | October 8, 2014 | 12:00-2:00pm | Location: SOS B40 |
Hostile Territory: International Law and the Use of Force Against Non-State Actors on Foreign Soil | SIR special discussion with Tatyana Eatwell | September 25, 2014 | 12:30-2:00pm | Location: SOS B40 |