Involve Your Students!

High school teachers in the Los Angeles area can involve the whole class!

Invite USC to your high school
through the...

Teaching International Relations Program - TIRP

***  a free program  ***

  • Every semester, USC students explore challenging global issues with high school classes.

  • Teachers pick a TIRP topic from a list including ethics and human rights, causes of war, globalization, equality and identity, climage change, etc.  Then the TIRP team of USC students is responsible for putting together a 4-lesson series using the CALIS Activities Database. The team must use a combination of analytical tools, cases and activities for a series of 4 interactive class sessions, taught once a week over 4 weeks.
  • TIRP outreach is a university-teacher collaboration that is free of charge, but limited to a 10-mile radius of the USC campus. Annually, up to 200 USC students volunteer as TIRPers.

  • Teacher sign-ups for Fall 2022 are due by September 1.
    For more information and a sign-up form, contact CALIS


The annual High School Leadership Conference ran from 2001 to 2013.
At HSLC 2011, the program ended with a slideshow of everyone involved.

FAILED STATES: How will the fate of the bottom billion ever change?