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International Organization

International Political Economy

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Why International Relations at Lehigh?

International Relations at Lehigh University offers its own department whose distinction is defined by its excellence in teaching and research programs. International relations undergraduate majors are prepared to understand a constantly changing world and the political, social, and economic forces shaping it. Be part of a department examining the diverse global forces that are historical, political, economic, military, and social. 

Join a community that will help you develop perspective; shape critical thinking, communication, and data analysis skills; and understand the economic, social, and political systems within which we live and work. Our undergraduate alumni work in a variety of careers, from national security to law, journalism, public affairs and public policy and nonprofits, to business and medicine.

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Female Labor Force Participation

Mary Anne Madeira, assistant professor, studies how trade, FDI, and natural resource exports affect female participation in the labor market. Her research is providing insights into how economic globalization is affecting women's ability to join the workforce in developing countries.

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From your professors and Lehigh advisers to your friends and teammates, Lehigh is a vibrant community where you can feel supported and encouraged. No matter where you come from, Lehigh is home.