The program in international relations began as the Institute of Asia and Africa 20 years ago and retains a special emphasis on cultures—including languages. In the past, that has meant extensive offerings on the cultures and languages of the Near, Middle, and Far East. Now the program also offers European and the US studies.
The program in international relations prepares students for interesting and exciting careers in diplomacy, foreign policy, defense, national security, international organizations, international business, and education. Apart from the broad range of courses in international diplomacy, political theory, and law and economics, the curriculum provides extensive professional knowledge in literature, culture, religion and history with a choice of specialization in one language. The graduates from this program make an impressive list of success, including high-position jobs in international politics, business, and education.