Welcome to Global, International & Area Studies

Global, International & Area Studies (GIAS) is the leading research and outreach hub for international and area studies on the UC Berkeley campus. It is home to the Institute of International Studies (IIS) and the Area Studies cluster combined of the Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), the Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS), the Center for African Studies (CAS), the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), the Institute of European Studies (IES), the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), and the Canadian Studies Program.