The Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) is delighted to announce that Professor Robert J. Franzese, Jr., has been reappointed as Director of the Program in International and Comparative Studies, until June 2024. Professor Franzese is Professor of Political Science and Associate Chair in the Department of Political Science, LSA. He was also recently appointed as the Edie N. Goldenberg Endowed Director of the Michigan in Washington Program, LSA, effective July 1, 2021.

PICS is grateful to Professor Franzese for his continuing commitment to the International Institute (II), PICS, and international education. We look forward to working together on the future PICS projects and supporting undergraduate students. Congratulations Rob!