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Welcome to the Institute for Regional and International Studies

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IRIS invites you to our Fall 2016 welcoming reception on Friday, September 16, 3-6pm. Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Thierry Cruvellier, will offer a keynote address on "International Criminal Justice: Current Developments and Future Challenges". Please RSVP here.


IRIS anticipates having one or more openings for graduate project assistantships for AY 2016-2017. Deadline to apply has been extended to August 29, 2016 by 12 noon. Additional details available here.


Get the latest updates about events & resources on campus and off - as well learn about opportunities to work with IRIS units & affiliates - through our Twitter feed.

The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) - formerly the International Institute - comprises the area studies centers at UW–Madison, and is itself a Title VI National Resource Center for International Studies.

IRIS addresses area and international research and training by bringing together the expertise of its member centers under a collaborative umbrella.

Constituent Programs (by region):

* Indicates Title VI National Resource Center

To learn more about constituent programs visit their websites listed above or explore the pages here, which include information on funding opportunities for faculty & staff and students, supporting individual centers & programs, and connecting with the programs on social media.