About CIRS

Guided by the principles of academic excellence, forward vision, and community engagement, the Center for International and Regional Studies' (CIRS) mission revolves around five principal goals:

  • To provide a forum for scholarship and research on international and regional affairs
  • To encourage in-depth examination and exchange of ideas
  • To foster thoughtful dialogue among students, scholars and practitioners of international affairs
  • To facilitate the free flow of ideas and knowledge through publishing the products of its research, sponsoring conferences and seminars, and holding workshops designed to explore the complexities of the twenty-first century
  • To engage in outreach activities with a wide range of local, regional and international partners.

Please refer to the Director's Greeting and the CIRS Advisory Board to learn more about the Center for International and Regional Studies.