2011-12 Pomona College Catalog 
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International Relations

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Professor Heather Williams, coordinator
Steering Committee: Professors Tahir Andrabi, David Arase3, Elizabeth Crighton, David Elliott, Pierre Englebert, Stephen Marks and Heather Williams

The International Relations (IR) Program focuses on the growing importance of transnational actors, global markets and international institutions that challenge traditional notions of statehood and sovereignty. This focus on the process of globalization at the systemic level is complemented by an additional focus on the study of regions—their languages, histories, cultures and position in the global context. The program’s emphases on globalization and regional studies are supported by requirements in modern language and study abroad, as well as by the activities of the Oldenborg Center. These experiential aspects of the program introduce insight and empirical richness to the study of international society.

The goal of the International Relations Program is to develop in students the ability to think analytically and independently about the structural features of global society. Graduates are prepared for a variety of postgraduate professional and academic degree programs. Career possibilities include government service, law, business, non-governmental advocacy, journalism, teaching and research. 

1On leave fall 2011 2On leave spring 2012 3On leave 2011-12

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