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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


International Studies Institute

About ISI

International Studies Institute
College of Arts and Sciences
University of New Mexico
Eleni Bastéa, Director
Christine Sauer, Associate Director

The International Studies Institute (ISI) is an umbrella organization for the three interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Mexico-- International Studies, European Studies, and Asian Studies (including the Middle East). The goal of the Institute is to pursue broad-based initiatives involving all three programs, 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 in three majors—International Studies, European Studies, and Asian Studies—and the associated faculty of each program, 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

For information on the Asian Studies major, please contact
    Professor Lorie Brau

For information on the European Studies major, please contact
    Professor Steve Bishop


Friday, Sept 11, 2015
International Studies Institute presents
The 2nd 2015 Lecture in Contemporary Jewish Studies

How Jews Became Israelis

by Derek Penslar, Ph.D., FRSC
Samuel Zacks Professor of Jewish History, University of Toronto, Canada
Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies, University of Oxford, England

Friday, Sept. 11 • Keller Hall (Popejoy) UNM
9:45 — 10:50 am  Introduction & Lecture
Q & A and Reception to follow

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Coming up Monday Sept 14 & Tuesday Sept 15

Forced Migration in the Mediterranean: Perspectives and Strategies

by Panayotis Tsakonas
Professor of International Relations, Security Studies & Foreign Policy Analysis Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece

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News & Events

Sept. 11, 2015: Lecture: How Jews Became Israelis by Derek Penslar

posted: Thu Aug 27 2015 13:06:56

International Studies Institute presents The 2nd 2015 Lecture in Contemporary Jewish Studies Ho ... [read more]

April 1 & 2, 2015: Two Lectures by Serhii Plokhy

posted: Tue Mar 31 2015 15:24:26

Two lectures on Russia-related topics by Serhii Plokhy "Who killed the Soviet Union: Revisiting ... [read more]

March 3, 2015: Shirley Geok-lin Lim Lecture - The Hong Kong Democracy Movement, Students and Creativity: The Power of Transnational Cultures

posted: Mon Feb 09 2015 14:45:31

The UNM International Studies Institute presents: The Hong Kong Democracy Movement, Students and ... [read more]