International Relations

What if you could use the language you’re studying in a meeting at the United Nations...

International Relations is the study of the systems and structures that exist (or should exist) to address global concerns.

Intern at the United Nations
Why Thérèse Postel can’t imagine going into anything else but international relations.

Careers Made easy

changing the world

Our emphasis on real world experience means that our students already have impressive CVs by the time they graduate. They are prepared to embark on careers in capitals around the world.

Some graduates go on to law school or Wall Street. Others go into the Foreign Service. Still others have gotten great opportunities in non-governmental organizations addressing humanitarian and humans rights issues around the globe.

More and more, organizations and business of all kinds need employees who understand multiple cultures, and political systems, and can adapt to new situations.

Successful Alumni

  • Senior Analyst
    World Bank
  • Advocacy and counterterrorism associate
    Human Rights Watch
  • Policy Advocate
  • Specialist in International Trade
    European Parliament
  • Fellow
    Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies

Learn more about when you graduate

The World Comes to Campus
You get to ask questions, not just take notes, when dignitaries such as former U.N.
Secretary General Kofi Annan and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright come to campus as part of the annual Drew Forum Lectures.

My Favorite Course

“I knew this class would be challenging both emotionally and academically. I found myself looking forward to each assignment, each article, book and movie. It ignited within me a humanitarian, intellectual passion that gave birth to my thesis on the death penalty, and influenced my choice of law school.”

Amberly Beye on Torture: Pain, Body and Truth

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