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About Us

Stanford campus

The Program in International Relations (IR) offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, minor, and honors program allowing students to explore how global, regional, and domestic factors influence relations between actors in the modern state system. IR students may focus on a range of issues including international security, international trade and finance, political and economic development, human rights and humanitarian policy, democratization, climate change, global health as well as the politics, history, and cultures of other countries and world regions. The IR Program prepares students for careers in the government, nongovernment, and private sectors, and for admission into graduate programs, including law, international policy, business, political science, economics, and journalism.

Read this flyer to learn more about the IR major