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About the Minor

Stanford campus

The International Relations (IR) minor is an interdisciplinary program focusing on how global, regional, and domestic factors influence relations between actors in the modern state system. IR minors 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. IR minors are not required to study abroad or show advanced proficiency in a foreign language.