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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.


Peter Krause

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


Susan Aaronson

Trade imbalance
Video from Front Row

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

The immigrant experience
Video from Front Row

Daniel Kanstroom and Peter Skerry of Boston College discuss deportation and public opinion towards immigration and immigrants


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

Ian McIntire

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.


Kerry Brennan

Alumni Profiles
A love of learning about new cultures led Kerry Brennan ’07 to international studies. "I knew I wanted to make a difference in the world," she says, "so I figured the best way to do that was to study how the world works."


Buying Time for Peace, a 35-minute documentary film - Tuesday, November 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Carney 104, presented by its producer, Bruno Donat, BC ’95, a communications officer from the World Bank and a native of Mauritius. The film describes an ongoing UN/World Bank project focused on the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of combatants and child-soldiers in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Congo. Mr. Donat will also share his experiences and ideas about career and volunteer opportunities with international organizations.


What International Studies Alumni are doing after graduating
AmeriCorps, graduate school, international employment, and public health work: read about what our International Studies alumni are doing after graduating.


Melanie Getreuer

International Studies Major Wins Fulbright Award
Melanie Getreuer
'04, who graduated in May with an International Studies major and an East European/Russian Studies minor, will study the effect of American financial assistance on the town of Novosibirsk, Russia. Her future plans include graduate study in political science with a focus on Eastern Europe. Read about BC's other Fulbright winners.


Christina Keller, International Studies major '03, recently visited Uganda to work on rural electrification. She is employed by the Environmental Resources Trust in Washington, D.C. where she is office manager for the Solar Lights for Africa project. Her work also took her to Milan, Italy, as a representative to the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Controversy in Cancun
Professor of Political Science David Deese had a front-row seat at the World Trade Organization talks in Cancun, Mexico in September. Prof. Deese, who is writing a book on the World Trade Organization, shares his views on the collapse of the trade talks in a recent interview with the Boston College Chronicle.

News from Baghdad
Lydia Khalil
, an International Studies major who graduated in 2002, is working on the Policy Staff of Ambassador Paul Bremer in Iraq for the summer. Lydia is currently pursuing graduate studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and has worked at the White House Homeland Security Council. BC Chronicle

International Studies Major Wins Fulbright Award
Sarah Kuchinos
'03, who graduated in May with an International Studies major and an Asian Studies minor, will study urban development and planning in the industrial city of Harbin, China. Her future plans include graduate work and a career in economic development. About Sarah and BC's other Fulbright winners.


The Diplomat: Nicholas Burns '78
Perhaps the only thing Shultz, Christopher, Berger, Rice, Powell, Clinton, and two George Bushes have in common is that they’ve all trusted Nicholas Burns ’78, Ambassador to NATO. Boston College Magazine.

International Studies Major Wins Romero Scholarship
Stephanie Valencia
, a junior International Studies major, has been awarded the Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship for 2003. Read about Stephanie and the other finalists.

Ambassador Burns Calls Graduates to Service
At Commencement in May 2002, U.S. Ambassador to NATO R. Nicholas Burns '78 urged graduates to seek a "life devoted to public service." Commencement Address.

Revised International Studies Minor Approved
The Academic Board of the International Studies Program recently approved a revised curriculum for the International Studies minor.

International Studies Major Enters First Full Year
The Fall semester marks the first full year that the College of Arts and Sciences has offered an International Studies major. Boston College Chronicle.