The Specialized Program in International Law and Politics is an upper-year study abroad program that explores specific aspects of international law, including international criminal law and the law of armed conflict, examines the phenomenon of genocide and other forms of mass violence in historical and contemporary contexts, and situates the central statutes, customs, and institutions of international law within the broader context of global governance. Over the course of 3 modules comprising POLS 398/9.0 You will explore the key norms and players in international law, be introduced to its history and actors, explore the United Nations and address key contemporary issues in international law.
Whether you are considering a career in politics, international relations, journalism, global development, human rights or plan to pursue further education in law or graduate school, you will be differentiating yourself from your peers when you enroll in the Specialized Program in International Law and Politics. This program will allow you to acquire a combination of knowledge, analytical skills, and international experience – all sought-after assets for a variety of potential employers – that are simply not available in more traditional learning environments.
POLS 398 is an incredible course in an exceptional, unparalleled environment.
POLS 398 taught me more than just international law and politics. It opened the door to a new form of learning: one that was interdisciplinary and intersectional. Truly one of the best educational experiences of my academic career.
I came out of the program with a greater confidence in my academic abilities and a clearer understanding of what I wanted to do after my BA. I would definitely recommend the experience to any student!