Our Mission

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute for Regional and International Studies National Resource Center (IRIS NRC) supports and enhances global awareness and inspires informed thinking about the complexities of our world.

We provide resources and expertise to K-12 and post-secondary educators, students and the community at large. Working in collaboration with campus, national, and international partners, IRIS NRC strives to put the Wisconsin Idea into action. We are committed to offering cross-regional and globally themed programming in an effort to understand our increasingly interconnected world.