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 four pillars of the UW-Madison’s International Division, along with International Academic Programs (IAP or Study Abroad), the International Projects Office (IPO), and the International Internship Program (IIP).
African Studies Program / Center for East Asian Studies / 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
IRIS is pleased to welcome its new Executive Director, Anju Reejhsinghani. Anju will join us in June from UW-Stevens Point, where she is currently an Associate Professor of History and International Studies.
The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS), a unit in the UW-Madison International Division, anticipates multiple openings for graduate student project assistants for the duration of the 2019-20 academic year.
Project Assistants will be based in IRIS but some may be assigned, for one semester or two, to one of the nine centers that make up IRIS (for a list, see iris.wisc.edu). All appointments will be at 50 percent and require 20 hours of work per week, with compensation at the standard 50 percent PA level and full tuition remission and other assistantship benefits.
On Monday May 6th, the campus advising community gathered in Varsity Hall in Union South for its Spring Celebration and Award Ceremony. This year, International Studies Major Advisor, Molly Donnellan, was the recipient of an Early Career Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award. The Award Selection Committee noted that Molly stood out as an academic advisor not only through her exceptional, supportive and inclusive advising practices but also in her development of innovative programming, and community-building efforts within the IS Major.