Founded at Sciences Po in 1952, the CERI is today France’s main research center dedicated to the study of international/transnational relations and regional area studies. The Center has been directed by Alain Dieckhoff since the beginning of 2014 and has enjoyed the status of joint research entity (UMR 7050) under the combined auspices of Sciences Po and the CNRS, since 2002.
The CERI currently comprises 60 permanent faculty members. It also hosts nearly 80 doctoral students in IR and area studies from the Sciences Po Doctoral School. The CERI’s research agenda is based on the conviction that the study of the globalized world must proceed through a two-pronged approach: area studies and international and transnational relations.