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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.

Im Memoriam: Professor Emeritus and Towering Figure Peter Berton

Known for his path-breaking work in Japanese studies, Professor Berton was an amazing mentor and leader at SIR.Although he retired in 1991, he was still busy working. in 2012, he saw his dissertation manuscript published by Routledge, and he had just handed his editor a new manuscript on the Japanese Communist Party not soon before his death, at the age of 91.To hear Professor Berton recount some of his experiences as a researcher in challenging times, click here.

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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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