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International Institute of Research in Paris (IIRP)

Housed within the John W. Boyer Center in Paris, the IIRP offers innovative possibilities for research, collaboration, and public-facing discourse between University scholars and their partners around the world.

The IIRP supports and promotes the University’s engagement throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, fostering intellectual creativity and collaboration among students, scholars, alumni, artists, practitioners, and policymakers.

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Faculty Research Topics

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Cosmic Rays, Dark Matter, Gravitational Waves

A multi-year collaboration led by Professor Paolo Privitera will establish a long-term collaboration with two leading Italian research institutions in Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology to work collaboratively on open questions at the forefront of three research areas: Cosmic Rays, Dark Matter and Gravitational Waves.

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Cross-Atlantic Democracy Initiative

With seed funding from the IIRP, the Center for Effective Government and the Chicago Center on Democracy will organize a series of programs as part of a new Cross-Atlantic Democracy Initiative, involving scholars and practitioners from multiple continents with deep knowledge about the vulnerabilities of democracy and the political forces that, by turn, reinforce and undermine its expansion.

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Dynamics of Black Diaspora in the Transatlantic

Led by Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Kenneth Warren, this project seeks to leverage the partnership between the University of Chicago and the Institut des Amériques in order to advance research into African American and black studies across the Transatlantic area while creating and fostering new transnational networks of scholars who study the black histories of the 20th century.

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Robert Morrissey
Benjamin Franklin Professor of French Literature, and the Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
Faculty Director

Hugo Toudic
Associate Director for Administration and Research Coordination