Save the Date!

Wisconsin Council for the Social Sciences
March 15-17
Madison Concourse Hotel
More information coming soon!

World Cinema Day
Friday, April 5
Details coming soon!
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Global Learning Summit
Saturday, April 13
Virtual event
More information coming soon!


Thank you to all who attended the International Children’s Literature Celebration: Folk and Fairytales on December 2, 2023! 
This was a workshop for educators, librarians, students and children’s literature enthusiasts. The day-long event featured three award-winning authors and experts from UW-Madison. Authors presented mini lectures, engaged in a roundtable discussion, and signed copies of their books for attendees. Lunch and refreshments were provided.
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The Wisconsin International Resource Consortium (WIRC) is a collaboration among the nine UW-Madison Area Studies Centers with the mission to provide internationally themed outreach programming, resources, and support to K-14 teachers and students, Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), and Community Colleges. 

WIRC efforts and initiatives are an extension of the Global Wisconsin Idea

WIRC Members

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African Studies Program

Center for East Asian Studies

European Studies

Institute for Regional and International Studies National Resource Center (IRIS NRC)

Outreach Coordinator: Essie Lenchner


IRIS Outreach Programs



Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

Middle East Studies Program

Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia

Center for South Asia

Center for Southeast Asian Studies

WIRC Co-Chairs

Essie Lenchner

Position title: WIRC Chair and IRIS NRC Assistant Director


Andrea Fowler

Position title: WIRC Chair and CSA Assistant Director