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Current Seminars

Six PIIRS Global Seminars will be offered in 2014: in Baku, Azerbaijan; Accra, Ghana; Athens, Greece; Mysore, India; Galway, Ireland; and Geneva, Switzerland.

Each seminar, open to 12–15 freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, is designed to provide students with new opportunities and incentives to explore the international dimensions of their academic interests.  The seminars are led by faculty who have created a unique program of study that can only be fully experienced by traveling to the city and country at the heart of its subject matter. Daily lectures by seminar faculty and guests, daily language classes, weekend excursions to sites relevant to the course, and community service make up the course prospectus.  

Admission to the seminars is through an application and an interview. Enrollment in a seminar is not limited to students working in that area; students from any departmental major may apply.

The PIIRS Global Seminars are sponsored by PIIRS in conjunction with the Office of International Programs.

Internships available in summer 2014
Global Seminar in Ghana
Global Seminar India

Summer 2014

Baku, Azerbaijan
Islam, Empire and Energy: Azerbaijan and the Modern World
Director:  Michael Reynolds
June 9 - July 18, 2014
African Cities: Their Pasts and Futures
Director: Simon Gikandi
June 9 - July 18, 2014
A Land of Light and Shadows: Modern Greek Literature and Photography
Director: Eduardo Cadava
June 16 - July 25, 2014
Mysore, India
Growing Up in India
Director: Isabelle Clark-Deces
June 9 - July 18, 2014
Galway, Ireland
Performing Irishness: Theater and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Ireland
Directors: Jill Dolan and Stacy Wolf
June 16 - July 28, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland
Our Multilingual World: Regional and Global Responses to Linguistic Diversity
Director: David Bellos
June 9 - July 18, 2014
Photo credits for 2014 Global Seminars Web pages, poster, and fliers:


November 20, 2013
219 Aaron Burr Hall
5:30-7 p.m.
Pizza will be served

February 10, 2014
5 p.m.

February 2014
Information Session
Interviews Begin

March 2014
Acceptance Deadline


Susan Binding
Associate Director
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
321 Aaron Burr Hall