SIR Specific Research Programs

The Honors Program is designed to provide an opportunity for a structured indepth study of a topic chosen by the student.

The Brussels Summer Program focuses on European foreign policy and security issues; students intern for organizations in Brussels.

The Southern California International Review is USC's bi-annual publication of undergraduate international relations research, and is managed and edited by SIR students.

Glimpse From the Globe is an online student-run publication dedicated to providing timely and timeless analysis of international affairs. Glimpse welcomes submissions from any author – on any topic – where the watermark of intellectual discourse is clearly elevated

Summer Programs

The School of International Relations offers the following Maymester, PWP, and research programs.

IR Research Program

IR 490x-Paris, France: Research Program

Maymester Course

IR 440 - America's Pacific Century: Dialogues between the United States and Asia

Problems Without Passports Courses:

IR-306, International Organization Governing Climate Justice in the United States Europe (Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Scotland)

IR 318 - Conflict Reolution and Peace Research (Rwanda)

IR 404 - International Relations Policy Task Force : rethinking U.S. -Cuban Relations (Washington D.C., Miami, Cuba)

IR-422, Ecological Security and Global Politics (Sweden, Finland)

IR 445- U. S. Defense & Foreign Policy: Nonproliferation & WMD(Washington, DC)


Recent Undergraduate Publications

Alexis Dale-Huang recently published an article on Huffington Post titled, "The Changing Face of China's Military Diplomacy Under Xi JinPing. Click here to read the full article.

Kara Junttila recently co-authored and article with Barry Bleckman for Roll Call. The article titled, "Nuclear Visions and Nuclear Budgets: Commentary" can be found here.


Special Dornsife Programs

SURF is an opportunity for USC Dornsife students to pursue undergraduate research, in collaboration with USC faculty, either on or off campus during the summer semester.

The SOAR program provides funding to undergraduates for participation as a research assistant in a faculty member’s project, or who wish to pursue a scholarly research project of their own choosing (sponsored and supervised by a faculty member).

USC Support

University-wide support for undergraduate research includes theURAP program for research assistants who are working with a professor on an academic project.

The Provost's Research Fellowship is another research opportunity for students working with a Faculty member.


Undergraduate Research at USC Dornsife

Undergraduate Research at USC Dornsife

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