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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

International Studies Program

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For class of 2020

International Studies major applications are due on Monday, May 8th, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. The IS minor is open to students who submit an acceptable course of study but must do so by the first semester of their Junior year, no later than the last day of drop on or about October 1. Explore the website to find out more information, and feel free to drop by during peer advising office hours.

Course Spotlight

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Ethics, Religion, and International Politics (IN 600)
Erik Owens, assoc. director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life and adjunct assist. professor of theology and international studies, encourages his students to examine the role of religion in international politics and of ethical approaches to international affairs.

Program Profiles


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Scott Jelinek '10 believes majoring in ISP and his research in Africa have prepared him well for a career in international public health.

new faculty

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Assistant Professor Peter Krause initiates new ISP students with his Introduction to International Studies course.


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Trade imbalance
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Susan Aaronson of George Washington University discusses the extent to which human rights are considered in contemporary world trade policies.

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The immigrant experience
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Daniel Kanstroom and Peter Skerry of Boston College discuss deportation and public opinion towards immigration and immigrants.

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Faculty member co-authors landmark report calling for overhaul of U.S. immigration policy.

U.S. walks tightrope in Sudan and Uganda, writes ISP-affiliated faculty member.

In Print

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Ian McIntire ’09 addresses the growing problem of electronic waste and the effect it has on the world’s environment, health, and finances in his 2009 International Studies Honors Program thesis. McIntire currently lives in Denver, where he teaches third grade.