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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:

IR 096: The U.S. War in Afghanistan -  The course is being offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays (15:00-16:15)




IR Senior Awards
 Each Spring the faculty awards several prizes to outstanding graduating seniors.  Dependent upon the candidates, some awards may not be awarded every year.

Aurie N. Dunlap Prize in International Relations
Established by the department in 1977 in memory of Professor Dunlap.  The department will award up to two Dunlap awards for either Academics or Service to the department.

Students can now access the major declaration form for the College of Arts & Sciences HERE

Professor He speaks at the panel “Identity Politics and Foreign Policy: Non-Western Perspectives," Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Professor He presents a paper at “Japan and the World” academic manuscript workshop, 21st Century Japan Politics an Society Initiative, Indiana University
December 17-18, 2020

Selective Wilsonianism: Material Interests and the West's Support for Democracy


Professor Madeira received some good news! She is the recipient of Lehigh's Paul J. Franz, Jr and Class of '68 Award, which will fund her travel to Austria later this year to present at a conference and complete a project with a colleague at the University of Innsbruck. Her project will help IR scholars understand the distinctive and unexpected ways that Latin American countries have integrated into the global trade regime. 

Prof. Madeira

Before her semester abroad was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lehigh junior Samantha Margolis (IR-MLL) had the opportunity to write and give a speech at the Human Rights Council on Madagascar's UPR.  Her speech starts at 22:53.  

IR Department Lieberman Student Research Award


This program has several options to support student research:


  1. Presentation option – Direct research funding to support approved student participation in a conference, workshop or program where students present original International Relations research.  The Lieberman Student Research Award will reimburse a portion of or all of the student’s expenses for this purpose.