Welcome to the USC School of International Relations

SIR is part of the Dana and David Dornsife College of  Letters, Arts and Sciences. One 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.

Professor Wayne Sandholtz is serving as the Director of the School of International Relations. 

Study Abroad with SIR

This summer, SIR is offering a range of study abroad programs in many locations around the world. 

Congratulations Dr. Jeffrey Fields!

SIR would like to congratulate Professor Jeffrey Fields on his recent grant award. Dr. Fields has received a $300,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation in support of a project on state behavior in the nuclear nonproliferation regime. This is in addition to an existing grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York for a project on connecting scholars to practitioners.

Dr. Fields is also Director of the Dornsife's Washington DC Program. USC's Dornsife Washington, DC Program is open to all majors!

Dr. Laurie Brand Wins 2016 Outstanding Academic Title Award

Dr. Laurie Brand's latest book Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria, published by Stanford University Press, has received the 2016 Outstanding Academic Title Award, sponsored by Choice: Current Review For Academic Libraries.

In addition to serving as Professor of International Relations, Dr. Brand is the current director of USC's Middle East Studies Program.

USC Dornsife Awards Professor Benjamin A.T. Graham

SIR Professor Benjamin Graham was honored by the university at the USC Dornsife Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony, receiving the Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award. The award is given in recognition of an outstanding job encouraging undergraduate research.

Dr. Graham is also the co-founder of the Security and Political Economy (SPEC) Lab, which he oversees alongside SIR Professor Jonathan Markowitz.

  • School of International Relations
  • 3518 Trousdale Parkway
  • Von KleinSmid Center 330
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0043
  • Phone: (213) 740 - 2136