Campus and Community Partners

A Global University

As a global university in a global city, the University of Chicago offers countless opportunities for students to attend events, meet eminent visiting speakers, and pursue varied and diverse perspectives directly relevant to their research and interests. Students in the Committee on International Relations program engage in these events as part of completing their MA degree.

A few events from 2023 highlight the university’s ongoing connections to the broader global affairs community:

During their time in CIR, students are encouraged to seek out the events and resources, at UChicago and beyond, that can help them excel academically and personally. The pages below provide information about centers on campus that offer research funding, career advising, and wellness activities.

Alumni Connections

Division of the Social Sciences

University Resources

A Global City

CIR students also have opportunities to learn about global issues because of the organizations and institutions that also call Chicago home. For instance, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA), one of the nation’s premier research-oriented thinktanks, offers extensive programming of interest to CIR students. Senator Tammy Duckworth recently spoke on Indo-Pacific strategy, a panel discussed accountability and impunity for human rights abuses in the Middle East and North Africa, and the 2022 Global Food Symposium explored how climate change and conflict are affecting global food security. You can find upcoming CCGA events here and watch past CCGA events here. In the realm of arts and culture, in autumn 2023 the Chicago Architecture Biennial  showcased urban design innovations from across the globe. Chicago is a rich, diverse, and deeply international city that provides an ideal setting for graduate study.