Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies
The Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, engages in research, graduate training, and public education in the fields of international studies and contemporary global problem-solving. Originally founded in 1973 as the Ralph Bunche Institute on the United Nations in honor of the Nobel Prize-winning diplomat and scholar, it was renamed in 2001 and given a broader interdisciplinary mandate to support and strengthen international studies at the Graduate Center. The Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies aims to provide a congenial setting for activities initiated by faculty, students, and visiting scholars with a wide variety of research interests in international topics.
Located minutes from UN headquarters in mid-town Manhattan, the institute draws not only on the distinguished faculty of The City University of New York and other universities and colleges in the metropolitan area and worldwide, but also on analysts, policymakers, and practitioners. The Institute houses a number of projects that seek to improve the scholarly and public understanding of international affairs and to contribute to solving international problems. It also hosts visiting scholars and graduate students from around the world who wish to take advantage of the institute’s unusual access to international organizations and expertise.
Since 2001 the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies has hosted, organized, and carried out a range of projects on a variety of different topics.
International Horizons is a podcast of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies that brings scholarly expertise to bear on our understanding of international issues. The podcast brings the Institute's research and scholarship to a broader public.Latest Podcast Episodes
May 19, 2022
Rand Richards Cooper discusses the Polish response to Ukrainian refugees on the International Horizons podcast.
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Anna Zhelnina, post-doctoral researcher at the Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Research, discusses the state of the Russian opposition to the war in Ukraine on the International Horizons podcast
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