Centers, Institutes and Programs

The School of International and Public Affairs houses many of Florida International University’s most prominent international centers, institutes, and programs. These units coordinate robust interdisciplinary programming that supports the School’s academic mission, engage in a variety of community outreach activities, sponsor unique study abroad programs, and organize numerous lecture series that bring notable speakers and scholars to campus.

The SIPA InteRegional Studies Initiative (IRSI) builds on the many strengths of the FIU School of International and Public Affairs area studies programs covering the major world regions, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Middle East in addition to a highly innovative project on the role of Waterways, coupled with research thematic foci on a variety of global and comparative topics, such as Security, Governance, Environmental Sustainability and Social Identity.