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Leaders of the World at USC; Future Leaders in USC Classrooms

It's graduation time, and you hear a lot of talk about future leadership: some of the students in SIR classrooms and walking in Commencement this year could be global leaders in several decades. At SIR, it really is the truth: Prime Minister of Japan Shizo Abe took three semesters of classes in International Relations, Political Science, History at USC. Abe was on campus this month, and visited with USC officials and professors, including SIR Professor Saori Katada. Read more about the visit to USC here, and in the LA Times.


SIR Voices

Jeopardy Night

Arranged by the Executive Board of the International Relations Undergraduate Association (IRUA), participating teams included Glimpse from the Globe,  Model United Nations, the Southern California International Review Journal (SCIR), IRUA, and a team of Professors, including professors Peet, Godinez, and Director English. The professors dominated this intense battle of wits, leaving SCIR in second place and the students well aware that they were outmatched—for now.


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.

Professor Robert English is currently the Director of the School. 


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