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International Relations

Von KleinSmid Center 330
(213) 740-6278; 740-2136
FAX: (213) 742-0281

Director: Laurie A. Brand, Ph.D.*


Professors: Jonathan D. Aronson, Ph.D.* (Communication); Laurie A. Brand, Ph.D.*; Manuel Castells, Ph.D. (Communication); Nicholas Cull, Ph.D. (Communication); Geoffrey Garrett, Ph.D.; Patrick James, Ph.D.; David Kang, Ph.D.; Steven L. Lamy, Ph.D.*(Vice Dean); Gerardo Munck, Ph.D.; John S. Odell, Ph.D.*; Michael Parks (Communication); Philip Seib, J.D. (Communication); Edwin M. Smith, J.D. (Law); J. Ann Tickner, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors: Gerald J. Bender, Ph.D.*; Robert English, Ph.D.; Saori N. Katada, Ph.D.; Daniel Lynch, Ph.D.; Mary Elise Sarotte, Ph.D.; Carol Wise, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Mai'a Cross, Ph.D.; Jacques Hymans, Ph.D; Brian Rathbun, Ph.D.; Apichai Shipper, Ph.D. (Political Science) Nicholas Weller, Ph.D. (Political Science)

Director of the Center for Public Diplomacy and Professor of the Practice of International Relations and Public Diplomacy: Geoffrey Wiseman, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Senior Fellow in Public Diplomacy (Center on Public Diplomacy): Pamela K. Starr

Emeritus Professors: Peter A. Berton, Ph.D.*; Michael G. Fry, Ph.D.; James N. Rosenau, Ph.D.; Rodger Swearingen, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or college award for teaching or research.

Degree Programs

The School of International Relations (SIR) offers a B.A. in international relations; a B.A. in international relations (global business); a B.A. in Middle East Studies; a progressive degree in international relations; a dual M.A. in international relations/Juris Doctor offered with the USC Gould School of Law; a dual M.A. in international relations/Master of Planning and a dual M.A. in international relations/Master of Public Administration offered with the School of Policy, Planning, and Development; a Master of Public Diplomacy; and a Ph.D. in politics and international relations offered with the Political Science Department. The SIR also offers minors in international relations, international policy and management, international urban development, and Middle East studies.

The SIR encourages undergraduate double majors, especially with economics, environmental studies, geography, history, journalism, foreign languages, political science and sociology. Programs are flexible, allowing students to gain a broad background in international studies and, at the same time, to specialize in a particular area. Minors in international relations; international policy and management; international urban development; and global communication, as well as interdisciplinary minors in nonprofits, philanthropy and volunteerism; peace and conflict studies; and Russian area studies are also offered.