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Our department offers three majors: International Relations, Joint International Relations-Economics, Joint International Relations-Modern Languages & Literature

Major declarations are now done online.

Click HERE for more information!


CLICK HERE to declare your IR minor!  Just FOUR courses!

Visiting Assistant Professor Devin Finn's recent co-authored article appears in World Development (Vol. 170, October 2023)
"Can CSR strategy mediate conflict over extraction? Evidence from two mines in Peru"


Professor Finn co-authored the article with Deborah Avant and Tricia D. Olsen.

You can find the article HERE.


Professor Dinissa Duvanova's new book; Thieves, Opportunists, and Autocrats: Building Regulatory States in Russia and Kazakhstan is available for purchase but will start shipping after Sep 4.
Meanwhile you can read the 1st chapter here: 

On April 25th, at the university's annual Faculty Awards ceremony, the International Relations department shined!  Prof. Duvanova won the LU Award for Global Engagement and Internationalization which honors faculty who have made exemplary contributions to the internationalization of Lehigh University, while advancing the university's mission of excellent teaching, research and service.


Career Opportunities for IR Students

Lehigh University
Rank: Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Relations
Lehigh University’s International Relations Department is pleased to announce its
inaugural Textor postdoctoral fellowship in International Security or International
Political Economy. The one-year postdoc (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024) will carry
a competitive salary and benefits. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to carry out
research and teach two undergraduate courses in their field of expertise (one course

Prof. Barkey published an opinion piece in Greece's Kathemerini 

A tangled web for Turkey in Russia's war with Ukraine

Prof. Duvanova is one of the featured commentators on the current unrest in Kazakhstan for PONARS Eurasia:


International Relations is offering an additional zero level elective for IR majors, minors and students interested in the topic.

Check out this new course being taught by Visiting Assistant Professor Thomas Cavanna: