Gain an in-depth understanding of international relations, conflict and change, and sensitivity to diverse cultures.
The International Studies program offers an interdisciplinary major, with the option of concentrating in Diplomacy and Security or Sustainability and Global Justice, and three interdisciplinary minors: Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies or Peace Studies. These courses of study are designed to prepare students for work and life in an increasingly interconnected world.
The program provides a broad-based foundation in world history, culture, politics, and economics. The major is well-suited to students interested in careers in such rapidly growing sectors as international business, law, media, governmental and non-governmental organizations concerned with diplomacy, policy-making, global justice, sustainability, public health, peace, relief operations, immigration, and the environment.
Department Hosts Talk by Cengiz Çandar
On September 8th, the Political Science and International Studies departments hosted a talk by Cengiz Çandar on "Understanding and Misunderstanding Turkey, the Middle East and U.S. Policy." Çandar is currently a senior columnist for Radikal and writes for the English language Al-Monitor.
EC Faculty Speak at PAMLA Conference
In November 2015, Associate Professor of Political Science and department chair Petros Vamvakas was a speaker at the session, "European Testimonies of Political Repression," at the 113th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in Portland, Oregon. Modern Languages department chair Jose Alvarez-Fernandez served as presiding officer.Read more
Candidates for Distinction in the Field, 2016
Three international studies students presented their Senior Distinction in the Field projects in April 2016. Candidates and their projects include: Siobhan Billings Pearce, "Sí se puede: Pathways to female executive leadership in Argentina, Brazil and Chile," Emily Larkin, "A Womb of Life and Death: Palestinian female suicide bombers and the expansion of Palestinian womanhood," and Joseph Ouellet, "Boycott, Divest and Sanction: A method for success."See the Full List
Department Hosts Talk on Syria
On October 13, the Department of Political Science and International Studies hosted a panel discussion on "Humanitarian Assistance: Can it Slow the Refugee Flow?" featuring Dr. Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Ammar Kourany and Martha Myers from Save the Children International (Syria).
Small classes, big advantages
Faculty in the International Studies department encompass a range of expertise from world history and religions, international economics and politics, sociology, literature and langauge.
Class of 2015: Where We Work
|Legislative Aide, Rep. Paul Mark||Massachusetts House of Representatives||International Relations|
Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School
|M.S., Political Science||Northeastern University||International Relations|
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