Extracurricular Opportunities

Center for Active Learning in International Studies (CALIS)

CALIS is an outreach project of the School of International Relations dedicated to advancing teaching excellence in international studies.  The Center designs strategies and materials for case teaching, conducts seminars, and operates the Teaching International Relations Program (TIRP).

Teaching International Relations Program

TIRP is a service learning and community outreach program sponsored by the School of International Relations.  Over 200 IR undergraduates team-teach in local high school classrooms every year.  Another 50-75 IR students mentor high school teams involved in a day-long negotiation simulation.

International Relations Undergraduate Association

IRUA activities include speaker panels on international themes and dinners with faculty, international film screenings, meetings with alumni (on campus or via skype with DC alumns). Email for more information: usc.irua@gmail.com

Southern California International Review (SCIR)

SCIR is a bi-annual interdisciplinary print and online journal international studies research generously funded by SIR, and with generous gifts from family and friends in memory of Robert L. Friedheim, Professor of International Relations, 1976-2001 and Director of the School of International Relations, 1992-1995. Founded in 2011, the journal seeks to foster and enhance discussion between theoretical and policy-oriented research regarding significant global issues. SCIR is an opportunity for undergraduate students at USC as well as other universities in the region to publish their research and thereby reach a larger audience. SCIR is managed completely by students and provides undergraduates valuable experience in editing and graphic design.

USC Model United Nations

Model UN is a student club that promotes the spririt of the UN Charter and cultivates leadership, pragmatic critical thinking, and global understanding.

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