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. 

2015-2016 AY Award Recipients

SIR is proud to recognize the following graduating students for their exceptional accomplishments:

-Honors Students - Noah Zucker, Xiaojie Wang, Gwendolyn Holst, Robin Liu

-Dornsife Scholars - Xiaojie Wang, Rebecca Homan, Yasmeen Serhan

-Boren Awards for International Study Recipients - Alexander Melnik, Sooji Nam, Samantha Archie

-Global Scholars - Aubrey Rugo & Kirstin Louie

-The Fulbright Program Recipient - Robin Liu & Anne Kennedy

We would also like to congratulate alum Amanda Schmidt ('15) on receiving a Fulbright! Please contact us if you know of any other SIR alums or students who have received fellowships and awards.

Congratulations to IRUA and Glimpse From The Globe!

We are proud to announce that two SIR student organizations have received awards at The Tommy's, USC's student organization & leadership awards. The International Relations Undergraduate Association won academic organization of the year and Glimpse from the Globe won political organization of the year!

Announcing ISCNE at USC

The USC School of International Relations is pleased to announce it will be holding ISCNE: International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise. This exercise, put on by the U.S. Army War College, allows students the opportunity to gain exposure to the process of international strategic negotiation and team dynamics. 

This competitive and highly praised exercise seeks to arrive at a diplomatic solution to a hypothetical scenario involving an international relations dispute. Participants have the chance to simulate the international response to a relevant international conflict. 

The program will take place September 16-18, 2016.

Click here for more information or contact Dr. Sparsha Saha.

Commencement 2016

The SIR commencement reception will begin at 10:00am on Friday, May 13th 2016 followed by our satellite ceremony in Cromwell Field at 2:30pm. More details available here.

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