In order for CIS to promote research and discussion of international affairs, we enlist the participation and support of USC faculty members from the School of International Relations and the Department of Political Science, and graduate students from the Political Science and International Relations (POIR) PhD program

Faculty Spotlight 

David Kang
Director, Korean Studies Institute
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Carol Wise
Associate Professor of International Relations
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Laurie Brand
Robert Grandford Wright Professor of International Relations
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Andrew Coe
Assistant Professor of International Relations
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Current Director of the USC Korean Studies Institute


Patrick James
Administrative Services Coordinator:
Marisela Schaffer
Grants and Development Coordinator:
Erin Barber
Program Events Coordinator:
Indira Persad
Hayward R. Alker Postdoctoral Fellow 2014-15:
Benjamin Pasquale

Advisory Committee 2014-2015

Joshua Aizenman, School of International Relations
Robert English, School of International Relations
Jacques Hymans, School of International Relations
Patrick James, School of International Relations
Saori Katada, School of International Relations
Rhacel Parrenas, Department of Sociology
Jay Wang, Center on Public Diplomacy

Upcoming CIS Events

Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
USC 2015 Federal Work-Study Job Fair
Securing an Internship