The Institute facilitates dialogue through its Interdisciplinary Faculty Program, which seeds research and encourages collaboration and discussion among faculty members across campus. IIS also sponsors ongoing monthly or weekly seminars and workshops in International Relations, Political Economy, and Politics & Development.
For a list of past programs, click here.
Endowed Elberg Series
Sanford S. Elberg was a professor emeritus in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and former dean of the Graduate Division. Elberg received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in bacteriology from UC Berkeley. He began his teaching career on campus in 1938 as lecturer of immunology...Read more about Endowed Elberg Series
Global History Seminar
Initiated in 2010, the Global History Seminar showcases research that exemplifies the possibilities of a new global history. Global history, as this seminar's conveners define it, is history attuned to global interconnections and interdependencies of diverse kinds; is history that operates at...Read more about Global History Seminar
Global Security Policy Seminar
The Global Security Policy Seminar explores issues related to global security policy and, especially, their intersection with technological and scientific change.
The Global Security Policy Seminar (GSPS) continues the work of the...Read more about Global Security Policy Seminar
MIRTH – Monday International Relations Thought Series
On Monday afternoons during the academic year, IIS hosts a colloquium centered around contemporary research in International Relations. At the majority of MIRTH seminars, an external speaker presents and receives feedback on new research, bringing a steady stream of fresh ideas to campus...Read more about MIRTH – Monday International Relations Thought Series