International Studies Institute
College of Arts and Sciences
University of New Mexico

Eleni Bastéa, Director
Christine Sauer, Associate Director

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International Studies Institute

MSC03 2165
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Humanities, 4th Floor, Room 420

Phone: (505) 277-1991
Fax: (505) 277-1208


About ISI

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The International Studies Institute (ISI) is an umbrella organization for the interdisciplinary undergraduate program in International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Mexico. The goal of the Institute is to pursue broad-based initiatives such as coordinating lecture series and conferences, reaching out to secondary schools, and supporting international and interdisciplinary study, research, and outreach programs.

As an institute that serves undergraduates and the associated faculty in International Studies, our primary goal is to provide greater opportunities for the dissemination of knowledge about all parts of the world on the UNM campus and throughout the state.

ISI seeks to attract faculty with international experience, and develop relationships with local, regional, and global communities by supporting faculty and student exchange programs to all parts of the world.

For information on the International Studies major, please contact
    Professor Eleni Bastéa
    Professor Christine Sauer
    Academic Advisor Farah Nousheen


News & Upcoming Events

Monday, February 6

The UNM International Studies Institute proudly presents two events with Reuven Firestone as part of the Contemporary Jewish Studies Lecture Series (More information)

Professor Reuven Firestone, Rabbi, Ph.D. is the Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College and Senior Fellow at the Center for Religion & Civic Culture, University of Southern California.  His research explores the Bible and its exegesis; Qur’an and its exegesis; Religious Phenomenology; Comparative Religion; Religious Dialogue.

For more about Prof. Firestone, visit

Spring 2017 Contemporary Jewish Studies Lecture
Monday, February 6, 10:00-11:00 qm
Keller Hall, Popejoy Building, UNM (map)
Lecture Q&A & Reception to follow the lecture.

Muslims and Jews: A History of Relationship

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Spring 2017 Contemporary Jewish Studies Faculty Colloquium
Monday, February 6, 3:00- 4:30 pm
1104 Mesa Vista Hall (History Commons) (map)
oderated by Professor Pat Risso, Department of History, UNM

Savagery and the Sacred: The Rhetoric of Terror and its Consequences in the Scriptural Monotheisms

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The International Studies Institute would like to thank everyone who contributed to making the Fall 2016 Lecture Series an enriching and thought-provoking program. 

Warmest wishes for the New Year!


As always, we welcome your support not only for our lecture series, but also for our student Excellence Fund.  Your donations help us continue to bring these programs to the University and the community and prepare our students to become global citizens.


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Fall 2016 schedule

Fall 2016 Lecture Series

The Power of Place
Globalization & Local Identities

Mondays at 5:30 pm August 29 - November 29
George Pearl Hall Auditorium (School of Architecture and Planning) map

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