Ingraham Hall, Mark Lilleleht

Welcome to the Institute for Regional and International Studies

Did you know?

The semester's next meeting of the Governing Council of IRIS will be on Wednesday, December 7, 9:00 - 10:30am in 206 Ingraham Hall.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been invited to select candidates in literature to attend a Doctoral Seminar sponsored by the Hermes Consortium for Literary and Cultural Studies, to be held in Denmark at Aarhus University in June 2017. Read the full call and applications details here. Applications due February 1, 2017.


IRIS is currently recruiting for a Director of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI). Please follow this link for a complete position description and application instructions. Application deadline is January 4, 2017.

The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) 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.