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International Politics, Economics, History, and Culture in the Modern World

International Relations is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that studies the interaction of actors in international politics, including states and non-state actors, such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Amnesty International and other NGOs. Topics of study include foreign policy; international conflict and negotiation; war, peace, and international security; terrorism; international trade and economics; human rights, ethics, and humanitarianism; climate change and environmental issues; among others. International relations’ broad scope requires an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon the fields of political science, economics, history, sociology, data science, law, foreign languages, and other fields. 

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Professor and student in the lab

International Relations provides students an interdisciplinary background allowing a deeper understanding of contemporary international issues


Jul 29 2019
During the diploma ceremony for the Program in International Relations (IR), keynote speaker 
Jul 3 2019
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