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Mission & History

CDIA Mission

The mission of the Virginia International University Center for Democracy and International Affairs is to promote global understanding of democratic governance as well as to establish an international dialogue for cultural, political and economic exchange to aid in resolution of current international challenges.

CDIA History

The Center for Democracy and International Affairs was established in 2013 to explore contemporary and historical issues associated with democracy, liberty and international affairs. The Center provides a forum for presentations by government officials, journalists and scholars; publishes scholarly writings on subjects of governance and international affairs; encourages and supports public participation in political processes; and engages VIU students and faculty in study and research on related subjects.