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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.
Emmanuel’s International Studies program allows students to study world history, culture, politics and economics broadly or to focus their studies on one of two concentrations: diplomacy + security or sustainability + global justice. A minor in peace studies offers the opportunity to study violent conflict around the world, as well as its possible resolutions.See what we offer
Look beyond western politics, and embrace the new, the unknown and the surprisingly similar.
International Studies: Diplomacy and Security
Peace-making, trade, war and human rights are just a few of the issues to be navigated and negotiated in international relations and foreign policy.
International Studies: Sustainability + Global Justice
There are more than seven billion people in the world. How has growth and demand on resources been managed, and what are our obligations to future generations?
OUR FACULTY + STUDENTS
Faculty research, publish and present in their field and often collaborate side-by-side with students to help them explore their disciplines in greater depth, building on knowledge gained in the classroom and offering a unique hands-on, real-world experience. At Emmanuel, there’s an energy on campus that brings people and ideas together - in the classroom, across campus, throughout Boston and beyond.Learn more about who we are
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.
Equipped with a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences education and real-world experience within their disciplines, Emmanuel graduates go on to make their mark at companies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally. Many students also choose to continue their education at the master’s or doctorate level. Check out where some of our recent graduates are thriving!Take a glimpse at our outcomes
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|
Whether you are a current Emmanuel student or a prospective student exploring Emmanuel for the first time, we can help you determine what’s next. Schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor, connect with the Career Center or the Office of International Programs to explore internship or study abroad options, or contact the Office of Admissions to set up a campus tour.Explore your next steps
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