Princeton creates international institute for research and teaching

June 30, 2003 5:07 p.m.

Princeton University has launched a new institute to conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching on issues of global importance and has appointed Latin American studies scholar Miguel Angel Centeno as the institute's first director.

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) will bring together faculty and undergraduate and graduate students across the University to engage in research, curricular and extracurricular projects that will enrich established international curricula. The institute was co-created by the University and its Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

"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, and it will do so under the leadership of an exceptionally gifted teacher and scholar in Professor Centeno," said President Shirley M. Tilghman. "We are delighted that he and the other members of the institute's multi-disciplinary executive committee have agreed to take on the responsibility of shaping this important step forward for Princeton."

More details on the institute are available in a news release .

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