Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

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Aaron Burr Hall, the home of the Institute

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) is the main center within Princeton University for international studies and area studies.[1] The Institute focuses on an interdisciplinarity approach and its associated faculty is drawn from more than 150 professors and other scholars from more than 25 different departments within Princeton.[1] Its director is political scientist Mark R. Beissinger.[2]


The institute was formed in 2003 as the result of a merger between the Center of International Studies, a research center that had existed since 1951, and the Council on Regional Studies, which had been an interdepartmental organization of regional study programs.[3] University President Shirley M. Tilghman said that, "This new institute will build on two long-established areas of strength at Princeton to bring an even greater global perspective to teaching and research at this University".[3] The first director of the new institute was Latin American studies scholar Miguel Angel Centeno.[3]


The institute sponsors the World Politics journal.[4]


  1. ^ a b "About PIIRS". Princeton University. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Faculty Directors". Princeton University. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Princeton creates international institute for research and teaching" (Press release). Princeton University. June 30, 2003. 
  4. ^ "World Politics Quarterly Journal". Princeton University. Archived from the original on February 25, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 40°21′01″N 74°39′24″W / 40.35015°N 74.65657°W / 40.35015; -74.65657

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