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Welcome to the USC School of International Relations

SIR is part of the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Once of the most popular majors in the College, we currently serve more than 800 undergraduate majors.SIR was founded as an offshoot of the 1922 Pan-American Conference on Education that brought together chancellors and university presidents from 22 countries to discuss the importance of education and to foster international understanding.

Ambassador Pascoe delivers SIR's Peace and Conflict Annual Lecture

Ambassador B. Lynn Pascoe is a long-time member of the US Foreign Service. He served as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations in the Department of Political Affairs from 2007 to June 2012, where he oversaw the UN's diplomatic efforts to prevent and mitigate conflict around the globe. Pascoe was US Ambassador to Indonesia (2004 -2007) and to Malaysia (1999-2001.) From 1993 to 1996, he was the director of the American Institute in Taiwan. He also served in the State Department as: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the East Asian and Pacific Bureau; Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Beijing; and Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs. Other positions include the US Special Negotiator for Nagorno-Karabakh and Regional Conflicts and the US co-chair of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

J. Ann Tickner Book Prize Winner Announced

Robinson’s book has a maturity in perspective and reach that sets it apart. The author deals with a critical theme for IR—care relations understood as a key dimension of global human security. Robinson’s application of a feminist ethics of care to human security is presented as a coherent ethical framework that speaks to the production of knowledge and policy solutions, the experiences of both men and women, and to structural sources of insecurity.  It is here that the ambitious and innovative work in Ethics of Care contributes to building practical knowledge and contributing to a more just and peaceful world.

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