International Professional Associations Affiliated with Pitt Global

The University Center for International Studies hosts several prestigious scholarly associations with national and international membership.

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Established in 1948, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) - a nonprofit, non-political, scholarly society - is the leading international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, and Eastern Europe in regional and global contexts. 

European Union Studies Association

The European Union Studies Association (EUSA) is the premier scholarly and professional association focusing on the European Union, the ongoing integration process, and transatlantic relations. 

Latin American Studies Association

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 12,000 members, over 65 percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe.

Comparative and International Education Society

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) is an academic association dedicated to increasing understanding of educational issues, trends, and policies through comparative, intercultural, and international perspectives. CIES is the largest and oldest of 47 comparative and international education societies around the world. Its more than 3,000 individual members — researchers, analysts, practitioners, and students — represent over 1,000 universities, research institutes, government departments, non-governmental organizations, and multilateral agencies across the globe.

Meet the Staff

Meet the staff of all Pitt Global affiliated professional associations.


Affiliated Programs and Centers

The University Center for International Studies works closely with academic departments and professional schools throughout the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, Pitt Global/UCIS jointly sponsors several centers and programs. Learn More.