International & Area Studies

International and Area Studies Directory of Programs

Below is general information about the nine international and area studies research centers and institutes. For more information about the International and Area Studies Teaching Program (IASTP), please contact Maximilian Aufhammer. If you are looking to schedule a campus visit for an international delegation, please contact the Global Engagement Office (GEO). 

Center for African Studies (CAS)

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

  • Center for Buddhist Studies (CBS)
  • Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
  • Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)
  • Center for Korean Studies (CKS)
  • Center for Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS)
  • Tang Center for Silk Road Studies (TCSRS)
  • Mongolia Initiative (MI)
  • Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC)

Institute of European Studies (IES)

  • Center for British Studies (CBS)
  • Center for German and European Studies (CGES)
  • Nordic Center (NC)
  • French Studies Program (FRSP)
  • Portuguese Studies Program (PSP)
  • Spanish Studies Program (SSP)
  • Irish Studies Program (ISP)
  • Program for the Study of Italy (PSOI)
  • Austrian Studies Program (ASP)
  • European Union Center of Excellence - joint effort with ISEEES (EUCenter)

Institute of International Studies (IIS)

  • Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE)
  • Canadian Studies Program (CAN)
  • Center on the Politics of Development (CPD)
  • Religion, Politics, and Globalization Program (RPGP)
  • Emma Goldman Papers (EGP)

Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)

Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

  • Armenian Studies Program (ASP)
  • Berkeley Program in Eurasian and East European Studies (BPS)
  • European Union Center of Excellence - joint effort with IES (EUCenter)

Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS)