Upcoming Events

The Institute for Regional and International Studies is made up of area studies centers and the International Studies Major at UW–Madison. IRIS offers a host of opportunities to engage with international issues and research frontiers on campus and beyond.

“Trump’s America in the World” (Oct. 23rd)

Philip Gourevitch, Staff writer for The New Yorker and author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda and The Ballad of Abu Ghraib

Monday, October 23rd, 2017, Pyle Center, Alumni Lounge, 702 Langdon Street, Madison

6:30-7:00 pm: Public reception with light appetizers

7:00-8:00 pm: Lecture followed by a book signing which will be facilitated by A Room of One’s Own Bookstore.

Click HERE for more information.

IRIS International Film Series (Nov. 14th-19th)

In celebration of International Education week, IRIS has selected films from around the world for the first annual IRIS International Film Series. From mainstream to independent, these films share triumphs and tribulations of peoples across the globe while shedding light on their unique cultures. Some of these films were even written or produced by, or feature, UW alumni, staff, faculty, and students. Don’t miss these films, curated by the IRIS area studies centers.

Click HERE for more information and a complete line up with details.

Schedule Overview:

Tuesday, 11/14: A United Kingdom, Marquee Theatre @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, 11/15: Woven Lives, Chazen @ Noon

Thursday 11/16: Among Wolves, Cinemateque @ 7:00 pm

Friday, 11/17: New Year Baby, Edgewood College @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, 11/18: From the Land of Gandhi, Sun Prairie Library @ Noon

Sunday, 11/19: Excuse My French, Eagle Heights Community Center @ Noon



To learn more about programming in any region, visit the following online calendars: