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International Affairs

It’s the 21st century, and the world is changing rapidly. Global technologies, threats to international security, fundamentalist movements, and mounting tensions between nations, regions, and factions mean that the study of international relations is more relevant than ever.

Students in the Department of International Affairs at Lewis & Clark examine the political, military, economic, legal, and cultural relations involving states, nations, international organizations, and NGOs, and seek to understand how they affect the prospects for conflict and cooperation.

Unlike many other International Relations programs that are contained within Political Science, our Department is free-standing, allowing students to study the multifaceted dimensions of international relations in the depth they deserve and demand. Though the scope of the coursework is broad, emphasis is placed on foreign policy, national security, international law, international economic relations, and national political and economic development.

Our students have internships with government entities, firms, and non-profits, and they participate in events such as the International Affairs Symposium, the Model United Nations and Model Security Council. And they write astute, critical papers and contribute original work to The Meridian, a student-run journal related to international affairs.

They’re keenly aware of the world around them, and whether they go on to work in public service, journalism, education, business, or government, our students bring with them a deep knowledge of the dynamics of this new century.

 

 

Events

March 4th, 2015

March 5th, 2015

March 6th, 2015

April 6th, 2015

  • All Day: 53rd Annual International Affairs Symposium
    The Lewis & Clark College International Affairs Symposium is one of the most prestigious events within the Oregon academic and civic communities. It has been highly acclaimed by the Wall Street JournalNew York Times, and Chronicle of Higher Education. It is also the oldest student-run symposium in the United States.
    until April 8

April 7th, 2015

  • All Day: 53rd Annual International Affairs Symposium
    The Lewis & Clark College International Affairs Symposium is one of the most prestigious events within the Oregon academic and civic communities. It has been highly acclaimed by the Wall Street JournalNew York Times, and Chronicle of Higher Education. It is also the oldest student-run symposium in the United States.
    until April 8

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