Center for Graduate International Studies
The Center for Graduate International Studies (CGIS) was established in 1965 and is the first Iranian academic center dedicated to training and conducting research on international affairs. Up to 1979, the CGIS was admitting about 15 students every year to the MA program in International Relations. Some years after, the educational activities of CGIS were assigned to the Department of International Relations of the Faculty of Law and Political Science, and currently, the Center focuses solely on research.
Research Orientation and Projects
The research orientation of the center consists of Iran's national
interest, Iran's foreign policy and multilateralism. Some of the major projects executed and in the process of execution are:
· A Comprehensive Research on Iran's Foreign Policy
· Humanitarian Assistance Challenges in the Middle East Region
The Survey of the Qualitative Indicators of Political Science and International Relations Disciplines in Iran
· The Covenant on the Rights of Children in Islam's View; in Cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross
· International Humanitarian Law in Islam's View; in Cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
· Evaluation of Regional Integration in the Persian Gulf
The Center has 6 adjunct professors, mostly from the Faculty of Law and Political Science. The Center has a specialized library and a depository of U.N. documents.