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Department of International Relations

The Department of International Relations integrates international relations scholarship with regional expertise in both the Eastern and Western parts of the enlarged European Union together with the wider European neighborhood. The department's commitment to international relations theory, in both its traditional and critical forms, and to the two major sub-disciplines of security studies and international political economy, forms the foundation of the program, complemented by a necessary multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the EU and its role as a global actor. Its highly competitive programs, which attract top-level graduate students from around the world to both the Master's and doctoral levels, provide an enriching environment for study and research on issues that concern today's globalizing world. The faculty includes scholars from international relations, history, law, economics, and comparative politics disciplines.