INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL AND
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (IRIS)
IRIS is a National Resource Center for International Studies funded by the U.S. Department of Education. IRIS also comprises and provides coordination and administrative support for Wisconsin’s eight area studies centers, six of which are area National Resource Centers, and for the undergraduate International Studies Major of the College of Letters and Science. IRIS is one the three pillars of the UW-Madison’s International Division, along with International Academic Programs (IAP or Study Abroad) and the International Internship Program (IIP).
African Studies Program / Center for East Asian Studies / Center for European Studies / International Studies Major / Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program / Middle East Studies Program / Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia / Center for South Asia / Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Forty Faculty Honored with Vilas Professorships — Several of whom are affiliated with IRIS Regional Centers