Chair's Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Department of Politics and International Relations (PIR), a signature unit of the School of International Affairs and Public Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Florida International University.

Formed in January 2009 by the merger of the previous departments of Political Science and International Relations, the new PIR department comprises more than 30 full-time nationally and internationally recognized faculty with both disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth. Offering a richly diverse set of undergraduate and graduate programs in International Relations and Political Science, PIR at Florida International University is an exciting and innovative 21st century place to study and work.