2022-2023 Pomona College Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2023  
2022-2023 Pomona College Catalog

International Relations

Associate Professor Heidi Haddad, program coordinator
Steering Committee: Beck​,
 Chu, Haddad, Le, Marks, Sinanoglou, Williams

Evelyn Khalili, academic coordinator


The International Relations (IR) Program is an interdisciplinary program that offers students a broad education that cuts across several disciplines while building expertise vertically around courses in international affairs, social science methods, and languages. Faculty and students of diverse methodological and substantive inclinations can find their intellectual home in IR. Drawing upon the disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, politics and sociology, the major emphasizes both the international system and specific regions, including their languages, political economies, histories, institutions, cultures and position in the global context. These emphases are supported by requirements in modern languages, methods, the participating disciplines and study abroad. Experiential aspects of the program bring additional insight and empirical richness to the study of international relations among people and societies.

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 and specific regions. Graduates are prepared for a variety of professional and academic degree programs. Career possibilities include government service, law, business, non-governmental advocacy, journalism, teaching and research. 

1On leave fall 2022 2On leave spring 2023 3On leave 2022-23


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